Friday, 28 November 2014

New Lennon art book

John Lennon The Collected Artwork

A new book collects John Lennon's drawings. The book will be published in the UK on December 3, and in the USA on December 23. Here's the description:

Throughout the course of his career, John Lennon’s work as an artist expressed common societal themes from every epoch he witnessed. Until now, little of this work has been seen in one place. For the first time, John Lennon: The Collected Artwork offers a visually captivating history of Lennon’s art, including more than 200 images and featuring 25 never-before-published pieces from the archives of Yoko Ono.

Often surreal and extremely vibrant, Lennon’s drawings were widely considered some of the finest interpretive art of the era. His 1969 Bag One series, frequently censored due to its overt eroticism, is part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and his peace-themed sketches have been used in antiwar movements since the 1970s. Selections from these and many other series are featured in this matchless collection, a beautiful showpiece and a timeless record of Lennon’s emotional, political, and imaginative spirit.

Product details
Hardcover: 264 pages (UK) 204 pages (USA)
Publisher: Insight Editions, Div of Palace Publishing Group, LP
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1608870294
ISBN-13: 978-1608870295
Product Dimensions: 27.9 x 27.9 cm (UK) 11" x 11" (USA)

About the author:

SCOTT GUTTERMAN writes about music and art for Vogue, Artforum, The New Yorker, GQ, and other publications. He is the deputy director of the Neue Galerie New York. He lives in New York City.

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