Lot 7037: Extraordinary textured-finish 8 x 10 photo of Lennon and his family during their 1978 summer trip to Japan, signed and inscribed on the reverse in blue ballpoint, "To Robert, love John Lennon, 78" and "Yoko Ono," with Lennon adding classic doodles of himself, Yoko, and their son Sean. Also faintly signed and inscribed at the very bottom of the image by John and Yoko, with Lennon's signature essentially just an impression and Ono's somewhat visible. Scattered creases, edge wear to the front, light edge toning to the reverse, and aforementioned poor signature contrast to the front, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Tracks. This image was taken by Nishi Saimaru, the Lennon family's personal photographer and assistant between 1976 and 1979. The recipient, Robert Lopez, was also close to the family as the son of Rosa Lopez, their housekeeper between 1976 to 1980. A deeply personal and heartwarming photograph of the family together.
RR Auction's Marvels of Modern Music Auction 457
Thursday, 23rd July 2015
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