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Lennon Artwork on Display, for Sale

Yoko Ono presents 100 pieces by former Beatle


Before he was a Beatle, John Lennon was an aspiring artist. A collection of work from throughout his life is in Newton this weekend. Image courtesy of Yoko Ono

Still looking for ways to spend that government stimulus check? Stop by the Ho tel Indigo in Newton this weekend and check out the 100 or so pieces of John Lennon artwork for sale —some for as little as $200.

The event is billed as “a look into John’s life through his artwork.” Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono, together with Legacy Fine Art Productions, is presenting a collection of Lennon’s art on paper, from 1968 to just before his death in 1980, comprising mostly limited-edition prints, some signed, and song lyrics that center on peace, love, and hope. Prices range from $200 to $18,000.

Lennon attended the Liverpool Art Institute between 1957 and 1960, before the Beatles became a full-time job, and he continued to draw throughout his life. He worked mostly in pen, pencil, and Japanese sumi ink. A portfolio of his lithographs is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Titled Power to the People, this weekend’s display, which is part of an annual traveling exhibition of Lennon’s artwork, also is helping to raise money for charities around the world. Visitors will be asked to donate $2 at the door to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Boston.

Power to the People is showing on Friday, June 27, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Hotel Indigo, 399 Grove Street, Newton, Mass. The exhibition continues on Saturday, June 28, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, June 29, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 617-969-5300 or 888-ART-1969 for more information. The hotel is near the Riverside T station. Hop on the Green Line D train at Fenway Station on Park Drive; it’s a straight shot to Riverside.

Caleb Daniloff can be reached at cdanilof@bu.edu.


One Comment on Lennon Artwork on Display, for Sale

  • Gary Arseneau on 06.27.2008 at 6:43 am

    Artwork of John Lennon FRAUD

    The Artwork of John Lennon, opening this Friday at Hotel Indigo, is an organized 22 year old fraud by Yoko Ono and her business associates. With only three to four exception used only as bait, the so-called artwork offered for sale, in this exhibit, are actually non-disclosed posthumous black-and-white reproductions, posthumous colorized fakes and posthumous altered & colorized fakes misrepresented as original works of visual art ie. lithographs, serigraphs, etchings and woodcuts. The only problem John Lennon was dead when these non-disclosed fakes were reproduced and/or altered and colorized into new compositions. The dead don’t create artwork. To learn more about this fraud, Google: -Artwork of John Lennon Fraud- . Remember, with full and honest disclosure the public may be able to give informed consent on whether to attend this exhibit, much less purchase one of these non-disclosed fakes.

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