Lot #557
Beatles: John Lennon

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Estimate: $1500+

Description

Limited edition 28.5 x 21.5 lithograph entitled 'John & Yoko' from Lennon's infamous 'Bag One' portfolio, numbered 205/300, prominently signed in pencil, "John Lennon." The oversized print shows John's head stacked on top of Yoko's. Matted and framed to an overall size of 35.25 x 28.75. In fine condition. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from JSA.

In 1969, as a wedding gift for Yoko, John drew the 'Bag One Portfolio'—a chronicle of their wedding ceremony, honeymoon, and their plea for world peace in the Bed-In. The following year the artwork was produced in a series of three hundred portfolios of fifteen signed prints each. The majority depict John and Yoko's most intimate, private moments—upon their first exhibition in London, more than half were deemed 'indecent' and confiscated by Scotland Yard. The non-erotic lithographs are scarcer than the erotics. The complete set of Bag One lithographs is on permanent display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts
  • Dates: #616 - Ended September 15, 2021





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