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    John Lennon Erotica Lot. Art was actually John Lennon's first love, and as early as 1968 he began moving toward a return to visual art, primarily in loose sketching in pen and ink. In 1969, as a wedding gift for Yoko Ono, he drew the "Bag One" portfolio, a chronicle of their wedding ceremony, honeymoon, and Bed-In. The portfolio contained several erotic sketches. The series was published and exhibited in January 1970 at the London Art Gallery; on its second day it was closed by Scotland Yard and the erotic lithographs were confiscated. This lot features a program from the series' New York exhibition during the following month, a program from a more recent exhibition of Lennon's art, and a rare copy of the March 1970 issue of Avant Garde magazine, with a feature on the lithographs. All items are in great condition.

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    October, 2005
    8th Saturday
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