John Lennon and Art MAIR54

Whilst we are all in Isolation thought we would take a moment to look at the art of John Lennon

When John Met Yoko

John Lennon met Yoko Ono in 1966 at an exhibition of her work. The piece that caught his eye was her YES Painting. The work consisted of a stepladder that you climbed to look at a tiny word through magnifying glass attached to ceiling, the word read yes. You can find out more about Yoko Ono in our Fluxus Podcast.

Bed in

In 1969 John and Yoko staged two week-long Bed-Ins for Peace, one was at the Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam and in a Montreal hotel.

The Full documentary about the bed in.

Banned

In 1970 an exhibition of Lennons drawings was held, some of them were erotic images featuring her and Yoko. After a complaint the drawings were removed by the police. But the case got thrown out of court.

A modern showing of Lennon’s drawings
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