John Lennon’’s artworks to be displayed at New York gallery

October 9th, 2008 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI  

New York, Oct 9 (ANI): John Lennon’’s artworks are set to be put on display at a Manhattan gallery by his widow, Yoko Ono.

Before becoming a Beatle, Lennon was an art student, reports the New York Daily News.

Even after he became famous for his music, he obsessively churned out drawings and doodles.

Imagine Peace, at the Openhouse Gallery in SoHo will display more than 100 works created by him between 1968 and 1980.

Some of the artwork will be familiar, like the controversial Bag-One lithographs drawings, so erotic that Scotland Yard once seized them from a show.

Others have never been publicly shown, including He Tried to Consult the Stars, a cartoon that wouldn”t be out of place in the New Yorker, and the sardonic sketch Karmic Wheel.

Ono has been showing parts of the collection for 15 years across the country, funneling door donations to local charities. (ANI)

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