Plastic bag, ribbon, tube of glue, pieces of paper, cardboard box, overall (case): 6 1/4 in. x 6 in. x 1/4 in. (15.9 cm x 15.2 cm x .6 cm)

A playful and romantic work, Mend Piece consists of the fragments of coffee mug, a tube of superglue, and the directions to shatter and then repair a mug of your own. In addition to her landmark Cut Piece, Ono’s Mend Piece also references an episode in her courtship with John Lennon. While Lennon was still married to Cynthia, Ono sent the Beatles star an enigmatic gift: a broken cup and instructions for the cup to be repaired. The two became a couple shortly after the release of SMS.