John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono is to auction off 67 unique pieces of artwork to raise funds for an autism charity.
The Japanese artist and singer unveiled a seven-foot (two metre) tall mural made up of 67 jigsaw-like pieces on Friday (03Apr09), specially commissioned to mark World Autism Awareness Day (02Apr09).
Each of the pieces will be auctioned off with starting bids of $1,000 (£700) - and all the money raised will be donated to the charity Autism Speaks.
She says, "When I was first approached to create an artwork for autism awareness I was shocked by the worldwide prevalence of this serious situation, especially among our children.
"My work, 'Promises', symbolises that we all hold a piece of this puzzle and we must work to raise awareness, funds for research and advocate for families who experience autism."