Lennon, John
UNTITLED ILLUSTRATION OF A BOY WITH SIX BIRDS
Estimate
12,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 27,500 USD (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)
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Lennon, John
UNTITLED ILLUSTRATION OF A BOY WITH SIX BIRDS
Estimate
12,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 27,500 USD (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

John Lennon "You Might Well Arsk"

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Lennon, John
UNTITLED ILLUSTRATION OF A BOY WITH SIX BIRDS
9 3/10 x 7 4/5 in.; 237 x 198 mm, ink drawing in black with editorial notes added in blue ink on single leaf (10 x 8 in.; 254 x 203 mm, unwatermarked), unsigned, small nick to top edge, slight creasing, minor spotting
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Catalogue Note

The first illustration from In His Own Write, published on page 3, and one that does not appear to accompany any text. One bird, balanced on the boy's head, appears to be contained in a bottle whilst others are perched on each hand. The boy seems to have only three fingers and a thumb on his left hand. The editorial comments note the instruction to the printer to "REVERSE Left to Right" and also provide the published page number.

This drawing was used as the artwork for the 7" single and CD single release of 'Free as a Bird'. The song, composed and recorded by John Lennon in 1977, was remixed with contributions from the other Beatles in 1995. First released on the Anthology 1 album, it was released as a single on 4 December 1995. It would reach number two in the UK singles chart and number 6 in the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

John Lennon "You Might Well Arsk"

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New York