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Previously unpublished self-portrait by John Lennon. Auction at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Previously unpublished self-portrait by John Lennon. Auction at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury in London. On the 28th November 2013. Dating from 1970 a previously unpublished self-portrait by John Lennon.

One of two sketched for the book Grapefruit, written by Yoko Ono, was sold together with a portrait of Yoko and the famous manuscript text that was used as the introduction for the book. It realised £19,220. The ink on paper drawings and the text which reads: ‘Hi my name is John Lennon/ I’d like you to meet Yoko Ono,’ achieved a great deal of pre-sale interest from Beatles memorabilia aficionados and was bought by a UK private collector. [Lot 140]. Bloomsbury London Bloomsbury House 24 Maddox Street London W1S 1PP. Viewing: Tuesday 26th November 9.30am-5.30pm, Wednesday 27th November 9.30am – 7.30pm. Day of sale from 9.30am. Enjoy your day, Yareah friends. Art is everywhere and up to you! “I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It’s just that the translations have gone wrong.”John Lennon.

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Source: Yareah Magazine

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