Yoko Ono Releasing Sad Line of Coffee Cups Inspired by tragedies, including John Lennon's murder By Newser Editors and Wire Services Posted May 7, 2015 6:30 PM CDT 41 comments Comments (Lou Manna) (Newser) – Yoko Ono is expressing herself through espresso cups. The artist and widow of John Lennon has designed a collection of cups and saucers featuring the dates and places of six tragic events written in Ono's handwriting, such as the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in 1945 and the day Lennon was shot and killed in 1980. A seventh cup appears untouched to represent hope. The collection is titled "Yoko Ono: Mended Cups - illy Art Collection" and is inspired by Kintsugi, the Japanese technique of repairing cracked pottery with brushstrokes of gold. The cup line is being released alongside Ono's upcoming show at the Museum of Modern Art.