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    Sale 5871

    Popular Culture: Rock & Pop

    1 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 181

    John Lennon

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    John Lennon
    LENNON, John In His Own Write, London: Jonathan Cape, March 1965 edition, 4. front end paper signed and inscribed in black felt pen The message is the medium Y.O.70, love John Lennon 71. in a speech bubble rising up from the mystical monster's mouth


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    The vendor obtained this signature from Lennon directly while she worked as an editor on the film Imagine, at the Regency Hotel, New York in 1971.

    Lennon's inscription Medium is the Message was a phrase coined by Marshall McLuhan in his book Understanding Media, where he believed that the form of the media was more important than the message itself.

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