London, South Kensington
20 June 2014
John Lennon and Yoko Ono
A typescript letter, signed, from John Lennon and Yoko Ono to Director of the Tate Gallery Norman Reid, the letter on Apple headed stationery, dated 13th May, 1969, the letter suggesting that The Tate should acquire some of their art work... In the interest of the public, why-don't-you-buy-some-of-our-work-for-a-permanent-display? Isn't it about time? Wouldn't it be great? If you're interested, please do contact us at "Apple" and we'll be happy to discuss the matter with you, signed Yours sincerely, John and Yoko Ono Lennon (Lennon has signed for Yoko) and annotated with self-portrait caricatures of John and Yoko's smiling faces
The collection of the late Sir Norman Reid.
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Sir Norman Reid (1915-2007) joined the staff of the Tate Gallery in 1946, going on to become Director from 1964-1979. The Tate has yet to acquire an artwork by John Lennon and holds only one artwork by Yoko Ono, I Ching No. 14, 1970.
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