We purchased two pieces of John Lennon's artwork 20 years ago at a Pacific Edge Gallery traveling John Lennon Art Exhibit show in Del Mar, Ca. (About 20 miles north of San Diego). (Their "home gallery" is in Laguna Beach, Ca.) This traveling tour of Lennon's art has been happening for over 26 years now. Since we moved and downsized we no longer have any space for this piece. It's in excellent condition. A few minor nicks on the frame but that's it. We did replace the paper on the back of the frame a few months ago. We have owned an Outsider Art Gallery in San Diego, Ca since 1998 and are reputable dealers. (Primitive Kool). We retired in Dec 2016 and are downsizing our private collection. Should you have any questions or wish to see more photos we are happy to send to you. A COA from Pacific Edge Gallery is also included in the price.
Please note: Framed artwork with plexiglass is VERY DIFFICULT to photograph. There is glare in EVERY photo above. The very last photo was taken with a flash so it's washed out a bit but still with a little glare. I'm happy to take more photographs should you wish to see more.
John Lennon Photographic Suite #3 in purple. LIMITED EDITION PLATES DESTROYED
Bag one 1990 printed on back of actual artwork as shown in photo above.
Black framed with linen matt/plexiglass 27” X 34”
Actual art is 20” x 26”
Hand pulled serigraph screen print in excellent condition
Provenance – Pacific Edge Gallery. Laguna Beach, Ca. Purchased from Pacific Edge gallery in 1997 at a John Lennon art show in Del Mar, Ca.
# 40/300 limited edition as shown in pictures.
Signed Yoko Ono Lennon with John Lennon stamp and embossed John Lennon signature.
1940-1980 Art was actually Lennon's first love. He began drawing long before he had a guitar, then attended the prestigous Liverpool Art Institute for three years (1957-60) before the Beatles became a full-time occupation. He continued to draw throughout his life. Lennon originally created a portfolio of drawings in 1969 which he entitled "Bag One". These drawings depicted John and Yoko's wedding and honeymoon and he presented them to her as a wedding gift. The Bag One suite represents the only hand signed prints available by John Lennon. Later editions were authenticated by his embossed signature, the embossed printer and publisher's mark, Yoko Ono Lennon's hand-signature, and John's personal chop mark.*
*Artists in the Orient sign their works with an individual, patented stamp known as a chop. John Lennon's (to the right), which is hand-stamped in red on each edition, was designed by him to read "Like a Cloud, Beautiful Sound."
*Serigraphs use a silkscreen to reproduce fine lines and colors. Stone lithographs are hand-pulled on a printing press using stone plates with the image transferred to the fine art paper. Each artwork was released in the medium most suited to capturing the original drawing.