25
25
Brian Hamill
JOHN LENNON, DAKOTA, NYC
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 13,750 USD
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25
Brian Hamill
JOHN LENNON, DAKOTA, NYC
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 13,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Brian Hamill
B. 1946
JOHN LENNON, DAKOTA, NYC
signed and editioned 1/25 in ink in the margin
archival pigment print
24 1/8 by 35¾ in.; 61.3 by 90.8 cm.
Executed in 1975, printed later.
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Catalogue Note

The photojournalist Brian Hamill, a self-proclaimed ‘devoted and fiercely loyal New Yorker’ born and raised in Brooklyn, has photographed actors, politicians, boxers, and the colorful characters of Rock & Roll for more than four decades.  Of this image, Hamill has said,

‘It was February 1975. John Lennon opened the door to his lovely, simple apartment in The Dakota—a building on NYC's Westside.  No publicist.  No make-up person.  No assistant.  No bullshit.  Just John Lennon.  It was my third time photographing him.  We shot inside for 45 minutes.  We stopped for a quick bite to eat ("I'm fuckin' hungry") and he made the snacks.  He did everything I asked for the purpose of my photojournalistic images.  I was given no time limit.  He took two minutes to write some lyrics at his kitchen table. Literally-- two minutes.  “We're cool inside” I say.  I ask: “How is the roof?”  John: "Fuckin' fantastic! Great graphics.  Let's go up."  He was a great fuckin' dude.’

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