New York Gallery Showcasing John Lennon's Art
In his iconic song, “Imagine,” John Lennon once sang “you might say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.” He definitely was a dreamer but he was also so many other things. Of course, from his time in the Beatles, we know that he was an extremely talented musician but it wasn’t until he was on his own when his true individuality and passion as an artist was really allowed to shine.
His lyrics, his commitment to trying to open the eyes of the world to the social injustices around us and his art were finally revealed and he seemed to become a more organic person. People were upset when he left the Beatles and his first wife and son, Julian, in favor of a life with Yoko Ono. Tragically, he was shot and killed and the world never got to see all that he would have contributed later in his life.
This week, in honor of what would have been his 72nd birthday, an exhibition titled “The Artwork of John Lennon” will be on display in New York City. It will feature 100 drawing and sketches covering the years 1964 to 1980 and will run Friday through October 9, 2012 at 130 Prince St. in SoHo.
Ono will be presenting the exhibit along with Bag One Arts and Legacy Productions. There is no set admission fee but a $2 donation benefiting Citymeals-on-Wheels is suggested.
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