Thursday, 5 June 2014

Lennon auction a success

An untitled drawing of a four-eyed guitar player by John Lennon. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters
Original manuscripts and drawings by John Lennon, produced for the two books he wrote in the mid-1960s, In His Own Write (1964) and A Spaniard in the Works (1965), sold for $2.9m (£1.73m) on Wednesday, more than double the pre-sale estimate, Sotheby's auction house said.

All of the 89 lots in the sale were snapped up by buyers, something auctioneers call a white glove sale.

The highlight of the sale was The Singularge Experience of Miss Anne Duffield, the manuscript for Lennon's parody of Sherlock Holmes from A Spaniard in the Works which fetched $209,000 (£125,000).

More about this in The Guardian.

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