John Lennon’s artwork returns to Los Angeles
Lennon’s playful drawings will finally be returning to the West Coast this weekend, sitting on display Friday through Sunday at Westfield Century City Mall.
Some background on Lennon’s (non-musical) artistic history:
Early in 1970, he made his gallery debut with “Bag One,” a collection of 15 lithographs — a handwritten poem and 14 drawings, eight of them sexually explicit — that celebrated his love for Ono and were drawn around the time of their nuptials in 1969.
Photos: John Lennon / Pacific Edge Gallery
Photo: New York — On Aug. 30, 1972, Lennon performed a charity concert at Madison Square Garden to benefit mentally-handicapped children. Credit: Associated Press
“The letters of John Lennon will be published in October 2012 by Little, Brown, the publisher announced Friday. ‘The Lennon Letters’ have been compiled in cooperation with Yoko Ono, Lennon’s widow. It’s the first time she has given permission for a selection of his letters to be published,” reports Carolyn Kellogg.
Photo: The Beatles — from left, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and John Lennon — in Bel Air in 1964. Credit: Larry Sharkey / Los Angeles Times