John Lennon (1940 - 1980)

 

John originally studied to be an artist and attended Liverpool Art Institute from 1957-1960. After rising to fame as a Beatle, he chose to move to New York to explore different pursuits and a more free lifestyle with his wife Yoko Ono. They chose Bank Street in Greenwich Village, a neighborhood quickly becoming a major hub for art and music. Being just a few doors down from Bank Street Atelier, a collaboration soon happened.

 

Bag One Limited Edition Lithographs

Bag One was a suite of lithographs by John Lennon that were given to Yoko Ono as a wedding gift in 1969, a series of fourteen original lithographs chronicling their wedding and honeymoon. They were pulled on BFK Rives paper at The Bank Street Atelier. The edition was limited to 300 examples, with each print individually signed and numbered by John Lennon. They caused quite a controversy as to whether these lithographs were art or pornography, and eventually the art was temporarily confiscated by Scotland Yard while on exhibit in London. These lithographs are on permanent display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. We have just a few prints left from the original printing.

John and Yoko walking along Bank Street.

01 John & Yoko

 

02 The Marriage

03 The Ring Ceremony

 

04 Yoko Nude

 

05 Yoko Nude

Bag One- Colophon

 

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