John Lennon & Yoko 'Bed Peace' artwork has $100,000 chance at Christie's


2015-06-26 12:38:06


John Lennon & Yoko 'Bed Peace' artwork has $100,000 chance at Christie's

If you've watched footage of John & Yoko's iconic 'Bed Peace' protests, you may recognise this...

It was more than just a lie-in in a fancy hotel...

More than 40 years since Beatle John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono staged their world-famous "bed ins" for peace, the events are still well remembered.

So much in fact, that this artwork from on the couple's duvet demonstrations is expected to bring up-to $100,000 when it auctions at Christie's.

Christie's sale will take place in London next Tuesday (November 15).


Peace of history: John Lennon's 'Bed Peace' art will be familiar ifyou've watched footage of his and Yoko's famous under-duvet protestsin the 1960s - this artwork is expected to bring $100,000

The felt-tip pen on foam board art's provenance goes back to John and Yoko's seven-day "bed-in for peace" held in 1969.

The bed-in happened at the Queen Elizabeth hotel in Montreal, just two months after the couple's honeymoon bed-in in Amsterdam.

The world's media were invited - one of whom, a freelance sound man, took the piece as the event drew to a close.

This artwork was hung above the couple's bed next to a sign reading "Hair Peace". News footage by the world's media captured both artworks, immortalising both.

However, the "Bed Peace" sign was the only constant artwork during the Montreal bed-in. All of the others were given as gifts.

From Give Peace a Chance to give sleep a change: this bed linen was used by the Fab Four during their inaugural US tour - it is currently for sale at

Lennon and Ono each signed the artwork which also bears caricatures of both drawn by John.

The newlyweds' bed in began in May 1969 and lasted a week. It was also notable for being the time the couple recorded their anthem Give Peace a Chance.

Both John and Yoko are no stranger to the more unusual side of collectibles. In the 1970s, the rock 'n' roll couple gifted their hair to a Black Power commune to help raise funds, realising the potential value of their locks.

Collectibles retailers like the website still specialise in celebrity hair to this day.

Or, if pre-Yoko era John Lennon is more your thing, then is also offering bed sheets slept in by all four Beatles at a Detroit hotel during their inaugral US visit.

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