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    Sale 5871

    Popular Culture: Rock & Pop

    1 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 186

    John Lennon

    Price Realised  


    John Lennon
    An album Unfinished Music No.2, Life With The Lions, 1969, Apple Records, the inner sleeve with self-portrait caricature by John Lennon of himself and Yoko Ono, circa 1969, in black felt pen, signed and inscribed To Ruud, Love from John Lennon additionally signed by Yoko Ono -- 12x12in. (31.7x31.7cm.)

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    The Ruud to whom this sleeve was dedicated to worked for a production company at the time of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's Bed-In for Peace in Amsterdam in 1969. He was employed as a film editor and assisted in the filming of the Amsterdam Bed-In for Peace from John and Yoko's Presidential hotel room, 702, at the Hilton Hotel, throughout the week of 25 - 31 March.
    The vendor was then invited to London to show the film at the Apple Building, 3 Savile Row. However, the film reel broke and the viewing was postponed and later screened at a small theatre, where all four Beatles and Yoko were in attendance.
    Before returning to Holland the vendor was given the album with the annotated inner sleeve.

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