Friday, February 18, 2011
JOHN LENNON AT 70
‘The Art of John Lennon’ at The Mandeville Hotel
Presenting limited edition prints of John Lennon’s original hand-drawn sketches on February 26th and 27th at Marylebone’s stylish Mandeville Hotel. Join art lovers who are celebrating John Lennon for what would have been his 70th birthday at this exhibition showing a selection of 30 original prints signed by Yoko Ono including ‘War is Over’, ‘Imagine Peace’, ‘Jock and Ono’, ‘Come Together’, ‘Double Fantasy’ and ‘Consult the Stars’. With the originals valued at £1.5million and above, these limited edition prints are collector’s items and available from £800. Yoko Ono initiated the print programme in 1985 demonstrating Lennon’s passion for art, and retains many of the original works herself. There will be four new prints on show, never seen before in the UK and Europe and several prints which are currently only available in the US.
For decades, the name John Lennon has been instantly associated with The Beatles and music, but very few know him as an artist and hence, few people have seen his artwork until recently. His drawings are whimsical yet poetic and a commentary on his everyday life, his wife Yoko and their son.
The Mandeville Hotel, renowned for its fabulous afternoon teas has created a John Lennon inspired men’s afternoon tea, served with John Lennon’s favourite drink The Panama, a brandy Alexander style drink. (Available in the deVille Tea Room during the weekend of the exhibition from £23.50.) As a fan of the afternoon tea, John Lennon even illustrated this as shown in this sketch done during the summer of 1977 in Japan.
Date: Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th February, 2011
Address: The Mandeville Hotel, THE RED ROOM, Mandeville Place. London, W1U 2BE (The exhibition will be held in the Red Room
The exhibition is being organized by Jonathan Poole (UK representative of Bag One Arts, N.Y.) www.jonathanpoole.co.uk and Legende Celebrity Art www.legendecelebrityart.com