Lot 793: Beatles: John Lennon

RR Auction

RR Auction

2015-10-29 11:35:02

Lot 793: Limited edition 29 x 22 lithograph from the famous Bag One suite entitled 'Bed in for Peace,' numbered 16/300, prominently signed in the lower right in pencil, "John Lennon." Professionally museum mounted, matted, and framed with UV-resistant plexiglass to an overall size of 38 x 32. In fine condition. 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. As this lithograph in particular portrays a definitive element of Lennon's legacy as an activist and beautifully captures the essence of the dramatic protest, it is arguably the most desirable of all. RR Auction's Fine Autographs & Artifacts Friday, 23rd October 2015 Estimate: $3000-4000
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