Yoko Ono wins top Austrian prize

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Yoko Ono wins top Austrian prize

Yoko Ono, the widow of Beatle John Lennon, on Thursday won the 2012 Oscar Kokoschka prize, Austria's highest award for applied contemporary art.

Tokyo-born Yoko Ono, 79, is an avant-garde artist who has shot a number of experimental films and has been involved in writing music and singing.

The Oskar Kokoschka prize, named after an Austrian painter who died in 1980, is awarded every two years to a contemporary artist and is worth 20,000 euros (26,600 dollars).

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