Artworks

You Are Here, 1968; cut-down version, 1971. Gallery View, Everson Museum of Art, 9 October 1971.

EVENTS & EXHIBITIONS.

Yoko Ono – Yoko Plus Me, Lisson Gallery (1967)

  • Air Bottles (1967)

John Lennon & Yoko Ono – Acorn Event, International Group Sculpture Show, Coventry Cathedral (1968)

  • 2 x Acorns in paper cups
  • Metal plate inscribed ‘Yoko by John Lennon / John by Yoko Ono / Some time in May 1968’
  • Circular white tree seat

John Lennon & Yoko Ono – Four Thoughts, Arts Lab, London, UK (May 1968)

  • Build Around It (1968)

Arts Lab, London, UK (1968)

  • John and Yoko (1968) (an egg broken into a small bag of white flour)

John Lennon – You Are Here, Robert Fraser Gallery, London, UK (1968)

  • A large white canvas circle (approx 10 ft diameter) with ‘you are here’ written in the centre in John’s handwriting.
  • On a white pedestal – A jar full of small ‘you are here’ badges to take away.
  • On an adjacent white pedestal – A white busker’s fedora hat with ‘FOR THE ARTIST. THANKYOU.’ written on it in pen, with loose change inside.
  • Sixty charity collection boxes of different shapes and sizes.
  • A black bicycle gifted from students at Hornsey Art College, with a note – ‘this exhibit was inadvertently left out’ – so John included it.
  • John’s shoes with a note saying “I take my shoes off to you”
  • A hidden camera, filming visitors reactions to the event.
  • 365 White Balloons, with return address tags, launched by John at the opening and for visitors to take away.

Group Show: Guildford Minus 40, Institute of Watercolour Painters Gallery, Piccadilly, London, UK (Nov 1968)

  • Fold Nine Times.

Concert: Alchemical Wedding, Royal Albert Hall, London, UK (Dec 1968)

  • Bag Event

John Lennon & Yoko Ono – Bed-In Event, Amsterdam, Holland (1969)

  • Two person Event for Peace

John Lennon & Yoko Ono – Acorn Event, Worldwide (1969)

  • 2 x Acorns in engraved plastic container
  • Letter to foreign dignitary

John Lennon & Yoko Ono – Bed-In Event, Montreal, Canada (1969)

  • Two person event for Peace

John Lennon & Yoko Ono – ‘An Evening with John & Yoko’, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK (1969)

  • Bag Event
  • Showing of films whilst hidden & night-vision cameras filmed the audience reactions
  • Films shown:
    • Self Portrait
    • ‘RAPE’
    • Mr & Mrs. Lennon’s Honeymoon
    • Two Virgins
    • Smile
  • Audience Participation Pack includes:
    • John Lennon – Build Around it / Yoko Ono – Danger Box, object in perspex case.
    • John Lennon – Fold Nine Times
    • John & Yoko – ‘Love and Peace’ flyer
    • John & Yoko – ‘Love and Peace = Bagism’ postcard of John & Yoko in Paris
    • John Lennon – THE LENNON DIARY 1969 (aka The John Lennon London Diary 1969) Facsimile pocket diary for 1969, written November 1968.
    • John Lennon – You Are Here booklet
    • Wooden spoon & sandwich tin (noise makers) signed by John & Yoko
    • Two promotional photographs
    • ‘RAPE’ flyer
    • 8-page promo booklet
    • Single sheet programme schedule.
  • New Cinema Club booklet

John Lennon & Yoko Ono – War Is Over Billboard Event, Worldwide (1969)

  • Billboards with the inscription “WAR IS OVER! IF YOU WANT IT Happy Christmas from John & Yoko” were placed in 11 cities worldwide: New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Rome, Athens, Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris, London, Tokyo and Hong Kong, along with leaflets, posters, newspaper advertisements and radio announcements.

John Lennon – Bag One, London Arts Gallery, London, UK (1970)

  • Exhibition of 14 Lithographs and white vinyl zippered portfolio bag

John Lennon – Bag One, London Arts Gallery, Detroit, Michigan, USA (1970)

  • Exhibition of 14 Lithographs and white vinyl zippered portfolio bag

John Lennon – Bag One, The Upstairs Gallery, Long Beach, California, USA (1970)

  • Exhibition of 14 Lithographs and white vinyl zippered portfolio bag

John Lennon – Bag One, The Cory Galleries, San Francisco, California, USA (1970)

  • Exhibition of 14 Lithographs and white vinyl zippered portfolio bag

John Lennon – Bag One, The Poster Palace, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (1970)

  • Exhibition of 14 Lithographs and white vinyl zippered portfolio bag

John Lennon – Bag One, Galerie Taveerne, Amsterdam, Holland (1970)

  • Exhibition of 14 Lithographs and white vinyl zippered portfolio bag

John Lennon – Bag One, Galerie Podulke NV, Amsterdam, Holland (1970)

  • Exhibition of 14 Lithographs and white vinyl zippered portfolio bag

John Lennon – Bag One, Milan, Italy (1970)

  • Exhibition of 14 Lithographs and white vinyl zippered portfolio bag

John Lennon – Bag One, The Merrill Chase Gallery, Oak Brook, Illinois, USA (1970)

  • Exhibition of 14 Lithographs and white vinyl zippered portfolio bag

John Lennon – Bag One, The Graphic Art Galleries Ltd., Los Angeles, California, USA (1970)

  • Exhibition of 14 Lithographs and white vinyl zippered portfolio bag

John Lennon – Bag One, Galerie Denise René Hans Mayer, Dusseldorf, Germany (1970)

  • Exhibition of 14 Lithographs and white vinyl zippered portfolio bag

John Lennon – Bag One, Merrill Chase Gallery, Oak Brook, Illinois, USA (1970)

  • Exhibition of 14 Lithographs and white vinyl zippered portfolio bag

John Lennon – Bag One, Lee Nordness Gallery, New York, New York, USA (1970)

  • Exhibition of 14 Lithographs and white vinyl zippered portfolio bag
  • Entrance like a butcher’s curtain made from thick strips of bubble wrap.
  • Large sheets of bubble wrap applied to the entire gallery floor. Patrons asked to remove their shoes.
  • Black and white photographs of John & Yoko attached to full-length mirrors between each artwork, and also presented on the wall.
  • Well-wishing notes from friends and apologies for absence.
  • Second exploratory space filled with a large number of 12″ bubble wrap squares hanging from the ceiling with string attached to each corner, mixed with small luggage card tags with single handwritten words including BURN, SMOKE, DAY, MOVEMENT, GARDEN, RED, BLACK, HAIR and many more, to be found and read, also hanging on strings.

Group Show: FluxFest Presents John & Yoko +, Tribeca, NY, USA (1970)

  • Over 9 weeks at Joe Jones ‘Tone Deaf Music Store’, 18 N Moore St., NYC
  • Opening. Come as John Lennon or Yoko Ono; Grapefruit FluxBanquet.
  • Do It Yourself, by John & Yoko + All
  • Two Eggs. Raw eggs, in response to George Maciunas’ eggs filled with ink or paint to be thrown at Yoko’s Add Colour Painting.
  • Tickets by John Lennon & FluxTours, including:
    • Roundtrip ticket by Air to Fort Chimo, Hudson Strait. $250.
    • Roundtrip ticket by Air to Goose Bay, Labrador. $168.
    • Sky Tours.
    • Tickets to a Chinese Theatre.
    • Tickets to Abandoned Buildings. 10¢.
    • Tickets to Cortland Alley, N.Y.C.
    • Tickets to Desolate Places. $1 to $300.
    • Tickets to Distant Places. $1 to $300.
    • Tickets to Miserable Shows. $5.
    • Tickets to Narrow Streets. 10¢.
    • Tickets to Street Corners. 10¢.
    • Tickets to Unknown Places. $1 to $300.
  • Measure by John and Yoko + HiRed Clinic
  • Blue Room by John + Yoko and FluxLiars, including:
    • This window is 5ft wide
    • This sphere is a part of a straight line
    • Get out when the room turns blue
  • Needle
  • 4 Spoons
  • Do Not Disturb
  • Weight & Water by John + Yoko + FluxFaucet, including:
    • Dry Sponge. To be seen suspended over and in contrast to the wet sponge in the water container below.
  • Capsule by John & Yoko + FluxSpacemen
  • Portrait of John Lennon as a Young Cloud by Yoko and everybody
  • The Store by John and Yoko + FluxFactory
  • A collection of New York ticket machines.
  • Exam by John & Yoko & FluxSchool

Group Show: 3→∞, aka 3 (towards infinity), Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK (1970)

  • Sleeve for Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, 1968, Offset litho, 12 x 12 inches, not limited. Price: £2 with record, £1.95 without.
  • Build Around It, 1969, plastic, 2 x 2 inches, not limited. Price: £1.
  • You Are Here, 1969, screen on plastic button, 1 x 1 inches, not limited. Price: 5p.
  • Acorn Piece, 1969, (a) by John Lennon, (b) by Yoko Ono; Acorns 1 inch diameter approx, widely available in season. Price: stamped addressed envelope.

Rave Magazine Poster Competition (1970)

  • New York Here We Come… Somehow Or Other, 1970

Private Collection (1970)

  • The Ice Cream Plate Piece to Yoko from John, July 1970 J.L. USA and I love you, 1970.
  • The Complete Yoko Ono Word Poem Game (For Yoko’s With Heads Full Of Problems).To Yoko With Love From John, Tuesday July 28 1970., 1970
  • The Eternal Apologie Poem Game from John to Yoko xx. ‘For details see inside!’, 1970.

Group Show: Ozjets d’Art, Clytie Jessop Gallery, London, UK (1971)

  • Number 9 Open/Shut

Group Show: Art Spectrum, Alexandra Palace (1971)

  • For Those Who Do Not Want To Touch J.L ’68 (dispenser of plastic gloves)

John Lennon & Yoko Ono – This Is Not Here, Everson Museum, NY, USA (1971)

  • Needle (response to Forget It by Yoko Ono)
  • 4 Spoons (response to 3 Spoons by Yoko Ono)
  • This window is 5ft wide (response to Blue Room by Yoko Ono)
  • This sphere is a part of a straight line (response to Blue Room by Yoko Ono)
  • Get out when the room turns blue (response to Blue Room by Yoko Ono)
  • Reclining Nude
  • Baby Grand Guitar for Yoko ’69
  • You are here
  • Kinetoscope
  • Pinball Machines
  • Metal Slug Dispenser
  • Juke Box
  • LENNON TOURS TICKETS
    • 15 hour walking tour around Manhattan Island
    • 20 hour bicycle trip to New York City
    • 40 day trip by local buses to Rio De Janeiro
    • 9 hour round trip by bus to Cape May, N.J.
    • all inclusive 4 day stay in Greenland
    • one way ticket to Fort Chima, Hudson Strait
    • one way ticket to Goose Bay, Labrador
    • one way ticket to North Siberia
    • one way ticket to Statue of Liberty on the last ferry
    • one way trip to Ginger Island
    • overnight stay in Bronx Zoo, N .Y .C.
    • reservation to a future trip to the moon
    • ticket to Fillmore East, N.Y.C.
    • ticket to Perham’s Opera House, New York City
    • tour to Betty Rollins legs panorama
    • tour to Cortland Alley, New York City
    • visit Al Steckler for a free record
    • visit Allan Klein for a free swim in his pool
    • visit Gene Sherman with request for expenses
    • visit Gloria Swanson 5 minutes before curtain time
    • visit Harold Syder for free problems
    • visit Howard Smith to interview him
    • visit John & Lee Eastman to give your copyrights away
    • visit Pete Bennett to have your photo taken with him
    • visit Pres. Nixon in Washington
    • visit the House of Commons in 1885
    • visit the Queen at Buckingham Palace
    • Napoleon’s bladder & flowers (as part of Yoko Ono’s Water Event)

Private Collection (1971)

  • Piece for George Maciunas who can’t distinguish between these colors, 1971. Paint set with paintbrush, 15 tubes of watercolor paint, and printed card.

Yoko Ono – Free Time (1971)

  • Performance art pieces by Yoko Ono, performed by Yoko Ono, John Lennon & Jonas Mekas:
    • ‘The Grapefruit In The World Of Park’
    • Question Piece
    • Fly
    • Draw Circle
    • Bagism
    • Sweep Piece
    • Promise Piece
    • Wrapping Piece.

 
Group Show: The 8th Annual Avant Garde Festival Of New York, 69th Regiment Armory, Lexington Ave at 25th St, NY (1971)

  • Map Piece
  • Wind Piece
  • Instant Guru
  • Baby Grand Guitar for Yoko ’69
  • Yoko Ono – Shadow Painting (participant)

Group Show: Spike Milligan’s Invisible Animals, Tyron Gallery, London, UK (1971)

  • Artwork by John Lennon

The Gay Liberation handbook (1972)

  • Go Play with yourself, 1972. Illustration accompanying poem.

John Lennon & Yoko Ono – Declaration of Nutopia, NY, USA (1973)

  • Two person event to Surrender to Peace and protest John’s Deportation Order
  • Declaration of Nutopia
  • The Great Seal of Nutopia
  • Nutopian Flag

Group Show: Fluxnewsletter (1973)

  • Wet Paint

Group Show: 12th Annual New York Avant Garde Festival At Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn, NY, USA (1975)

  • Wind Sock (found art piece)

Group Show: 13th Annual New York Avant Garde Festival At World Trade Center, New York, NY, USA (1977)

  • Ono and Lennon’s skywriting Wish Poem (listed in program)

Group Show: Fluxfest at New Marlborough (1977)

  • Edible clothing fashion by John Lennon

Group Show: Flux Cabinet (1977)

  • Magnification Piece, 1977. ‘Binoculars by Jean Dupy and John Lennon each independently’ (Maciunas).

John Lennon & Yoko Ono – ‘A love letter from John and Yoko to People Who Ask Us What When and Why’ (1979)

  • Full-page ad in New York Times and Los Angeles Times

FILMS BY JOHN LENNON / JOHN & YOKO.

Two Virgins, 1968
Written and directed by John Lennon & Yoko Ono
Starring John Lennon & Yoko Ono
Color, stereo
Duration: 18’47″
 
Film No. 5  (‘Smile’), 1968
Written and directed by Yoko Ono 
Starring John Lennon
Color, mono 
Duration: 49’21″
 
“RAPE”, 1968
Written and directed by John Lennon & Yoko Ono
Starring Eva Majlath
Camera: Nic Knowland
Color, mono 
Duration: 59’48”
 
You Are Here, 1968
Written by John Lennon for Yoko Ono
Directed by John Lennon & Yoko Ono
Camera: William Wareing, Dick Lorriemore
Color, mono 
Duration: 38”15′
 
Self Portrait, 1969
Written by John Lennon
Directed by John Lennon & Yoko Ono
Starring John Lennon
Camera: Yoko Ono
Music by John Lennon. Play a record.
Color, mono 
Duration: 31’50”
 
Did Britain Murder Hanratty, 1969
A film by Mike Canty, Richard Key, Dixie Dean, Barry Male, Alan Jones, Ivan Sharrock, Christian Wangler
Produced by Apple Films Limited
Color, mono 
Duration: 36’15”
 
Mr & Mrs Lennon’s Honeymoon, 1969
Written by John Lennon & Yoko Ono
Starring John Lennon & Yoko Ono
Directed by Peter Goessens
Color, mono 
Duration: 79’30″
 
Bed Peace, 1969/1970
Written and directed by John Lennon & Yoko Ono
Starring John Lennon & Yoko Ono
Color, mono 
Duration: 70’55”
 
Apotheosis, 1970
Written by John Lennon 
Directed by John Lennon & Yoko Ono
Starring John Lennon & Yoko Ono
Filmed 5 December 1969
Color, mono 
Duration: 17’49”
 
FLY, 1970/1971
Written by Yoko Ono
Directed by John Lennon & Yoko Ono
Starring Virginia Lust
Color, mono 
Duration: 24’00″
 
Clock, 1971
Written and directed by John Lennon
Starring John Lennon & Yoko Ono 
Color, mono 
Duration: 60’00”
 
Freedom, 1971
Written and directed by John Lennon 
Color, mono 
Duration: 1’05”
 
Erection, 1971
Written by John Lennon
Directed by John Lennon & Yoko Ono
Color, stereo 
Duration: 17’17″
 
Free Time, 1971
Written by Yoko Ono
Performed by Yoko Ono, John Lennon, Jonas Mekas
Directed by John Lennon & Yoko Ono
Color, mono 
Duration: 64’30″
 
Imagine, 1971
Written and directed by John Lennon & Yoko Ono
Starring John Lennon & Yoko Ono, George Harrison, Fred Astaire, Dick Cavett, Jack Palance, Jonas Mekas, Andy Warhol, Jack Nicholson, Miles Davis, Desirée de Freitas, Setsuko Ono, Dan Richter, Jill Richter, Diana Robertson, Peter Bendrey.
Duration: 72’00”
 
Ten for Two: The John Sinclair Freedom Rally, 1972
Written by John Lennon & Yoko Ono
Starring John Lennon & Yoko Ono, Stevie Wonder, Bob Seger, Commander Cody, Ed Sanders, Bobby Seale, Teagarden & Vanwinkle, Allen Ginsberg, Phil Ochs, Archie Sheep & Rosewell Rudd with CJQ, Jerry Rubin, The Up, Rennie Davis, Dave Dellinger, David Peer, Fr. James Groppi, John Sinclair.
Directed by Steve Gebhardt
Duration: 78’00”
 
The Luck Of The Irish, 1972
A videotape by John Reilly
Starring John Lennon & Yoko Ono
Electronic editing by Diane Cricchio & Jose Roberto Salatini
Duration: 17’00”
 
John Lennon & Yoko Ono present The One To One Concert, 1972
Written by John Lennon & Yoko Ono
Starring John Lennon & Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band with Elephant’s Memory, Stevie Wonder, Roberta Flack, Sha Na Na.
Directed by Steve Gebhardt
Duration: 60’00”
 
The Irish Tapes, 1973
Multichannel installation and video documentary
A videotape by John Reilly and Stefan Moore
Camera: Laura Adasko, Claude Beller, Louise Denver, Stefan Moore, Joel Moss, David Reedom, John Reilly, Bob Wagner
Interviewer & Associate Producer: Louise Denver
Editors: Stefan Moore and Jeffrey Kleinman
Initial funding / Special Thanks: John Ono Lennon & Yoko Ono Lennon
Produced in association with Global Village
Duration: 44’30”
 
Ladies and Gentlemen, The Rolling Stones, 1973
Starring The Rolling Stones, Exile On Main Street Tour, June-July 1972
Director: Rollin Binzer
Producers: Bob Fries, Steve Gebhardt
Production Company: Joko Films / Butterfly Productions
Initial funding / Special Thanks: John Lennon & Yoko Ono, Joko Films
Duration: 82’23”
 

Images from one of John's experimental Standard 8 double-exposure movies, 1967.

ADDITIONAL FILMS BY JOHN LENNON.

Miscellaneous Standard 8 and Super 8 films including experimental films using double exposures and slow-motion (1966-68) and family home movies (1963-80) shot on monochrome, Kodachrome and Polavision.
 
Miscellaneous Portapak video films and documentaries, 1969-1973.
 
Miscellaneous VHS video films, mainly of John and family, 1980.


  • Back Off Boogaloo (1976) Back Off Boogaloo (1976)
  • But-I’m-One-Of-Your-Biggest-Fans-(1979)-min But I’m One Of Your Biggest Fans (1979)
  • The-City-In-My-Heart-(1969)-min The City In My Heart (1969)
  • Double-Fantasy-1977-drawing-min Double Fantasy 1977
  • Happy-Xmas Happy Xmas
  • Imagine Peace (1977) Imagine Peace (1977)
  • Multiple Self Portrait (1968)
  • Love (1977) Love (1977)
  • Tokyo Summer Of 77 (1977) Tokyo Summer Of 77 (1977)

DRAWINGS, ILLUSTRATIONS & MULTIPLES.

Pages from one of John’s many books, all called The Daily Howl, including ‘Bior’s Latest Creation’, ‘Davey Crutch Ead (ballad of)’, ‘Suddenly There’s a Valet’, ‘A Carrot In A Potatoe Mine’ and ‘The Land Of Lunapots’.

CHILDHOOD ARTWORKS.

John: I’ve been satirising the system since my childhood. I used to write magazines in school and hand them around. One of my earlier efforts at writing was a ‘newspaper’ called The Daily Howl. I would write it at night, then take it to school and read it aloud to my friends. Looking at it now it seems strangely similar to The Goon Show! Even the title had “highly esteemed” before it!

Anthologies

  • Portfolio of Collected Works: My Anthology, 1951. 8 illustrations and writings, depicting:
    • Robin Hood
    • Little Town of Bethlehem
    • The Walrus and The Carpenter by Lewis Carroll and poems by
    • The Inchcape Rock by Robert Southey
    • The Fasting of Hiawatha by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    • John Gilpin by William Cowper
    • Morte D’Arthur by Alfred Lord Tennyson
    • Agincourt by Michael Drayton
    • plus an additional illustration from a later date: Badgers Green – the Docter
  • Books of Collected Works: The Daily Howl, 1952-7. Books filled with drawings, writings and poems. Multiple versions.
  • Book of Collected Works: A Treasury of Art and Poetry, 1952.

Artworks

  • Ivan Hoe, 1952
  • Ivanhoe/Saxon Knight, 1952
  • Normans, 1952
  • Two Riders On Horses, 1952. For Mimi, 18 Feb 1952. Oil pastels.
  • Landscape, 1952. Watercolour of a loch, hills and sky.
  • Untitled, 1952. Watercolour of an 18th century galleon with twelve sails, dated May 1952.
  • Horse, 1952. Pencil and ink pen.
  • Soccer Game, 1952. Watercolour of Newcastle’s George Robledo heading the winning ball into the net against Arsenal at the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, May 3, 1952.
  • Mr. Bob, 1952. Watercolour of school teacher from June 1952.
John Lennon - In His Own Write, 1964

JOHN LENNON – IN HIS OWN WRITE, 1964.

“In the two books I wrote, even though they were written in a sort of Joycean gobbledegook, there’s many knocks at religion and there is a play about a worker and a capitalist.”

Illustrations:

  • A Letter, 1964
  • Alec Speaking, 1964
  • All Abord Speeching, 1964
  • By The Light Of Their Faithful Dog Cragesmure, 1964
  • Deaf Ted, Danoota (And Me), 1964
  • Four-Legged Head with Hands for Feet, 1964
  • Girl Flying, 1964
  • Good Dog Nigel, 1964
  • Hello!, 1964
  • I Remember Arnold, 1964
  • I Sat Belonely, 1964
  • Liddypool, 1964
  • Magic Birds, 1964
  • Nicely Nicely Clive, 1964
  • No Flies On Frank, 1964
  • On Safairy With Whide Hunter, 1964
  • Puffing And Globbering, 1964
  • Randolf’s Party, 1964
  • Sad Michael, 1964
  • Scene Three Act One, 1964
  • The Fat Growth On Eric Hearble, 1964
  • The Wrestling Dog, 1964
  • Treasure Ivan, 1964
  • Unhappy Frank, 1964
  • Victor Triumphs Again And Mrs. Weatherby Learns a Lesson, 1964
John Lennon - A Spaniard In The Works, 1965.

JOHN LENNON – A SPANIARD IN THE WORKS, 1965.

Illustrations:

  • A Group Of Eight People Around A Table With A Small Caged Creature, 1965
  • A Man Sits In A Chair Looking At A Green Four-Legged Creature, 1965
  • A Spaniard In The Works, 1965
  • Araminta Ditch 1, 1965
  • Araminta Ditch 2, 1965
  • Benjaman Distasteful, 1965
  • Bernice’s Sheep, 1965
  • Cassandle, 1965
  • A Spaniard In The Works Contents Page illustration, 1965
  • Creature With A Horse’s Body, The Head Of A Man and Clawed Feet, 1965
  • A Spaniard In The Works, ‘Drawings By John Lennon’ Page illustration, 1965
  • I Am Blind, I Can See Quite Clearly, 1965
  • I Believe, Boot 1, 1965
  • I Believe, Boot 2, 1965
  • More Fish, 1965
  • Mr. Borris Morris, 1965
  • Our Dad, 1965
  • Readers Lettuce, 1965
  • Sherlock Lemon, 1965
  • Silly Norman, 1965
  • Snore Wife And Some Several Dwarts, 1965
  • Someone Kneeling At The Feet Of A Seated Person, 1965
  • The Fat Budgie, 1965
  • The Faulty Bagnose 1, 1965
  • The Faulty Bagnose 2, 1965
  • The National Health Cow, 1965
  • The Singularge Experience of Miss Anne Duffield 1, 1965
  • The Singularge Experience of Miss Anne Duffield 2, 1965
  • The Wumberlog (Or The Magic Dog) 1, 1965
  • The Wumberlog (Or The Magic Dog) 2, 1965
  • The Wumberlog (Or The Magic Dog) 3, 1965
  • This Way Up, 1965
  • This Way, 1965
  • Two-Legged Creature With Long Neck, 1965
  • Vote For Harold, 1965
  • Vote Here, 1965
  • We Must Not Forget The General Erection, 1965
John Lennon - BAG ONE lithograph collection, 1970.

JOHN LENNON – BAG ONE, 1970.

To celebrate the wedding of John Lennon and Yoko Ono. A gift from John to Yoko.
14 original lithographs pulled on BFK Reeves paper at The Bank Street Atelier, Ltd., New York. The pull is limited to 300 examples, each print individually signed by John Lennon and numbered 1 to 300; 45 examples, hors de commerce, each print individually signed by the artist and numbered HC I to HC VL.

The set was originally available in a white heavy-duty vinyl folio bag designed by Parisian couturier Ted Lapidus, 34 x 26cm, with zipper closure, buckle clasp and key, two handles and luggage tag, printed on one side with a John Lennon facsimile signature and large black block letters ‘BAG ONE’.

First exhibited at the London Arts Gallery, 22 New Bond Street, London, on 15th January 1970. Individual lithographs were for sale at £40 each, with the full set, in portfolio, priced at £550.

Lithographs:

  • Bag One Title
  • Abecedarium
  • Honeymoon
  • I Do
  • Exchange of Rings
  • Bed-In For Peace
  • John & Yoko
  • Erotic No. 1
  • Erotic No. 2
  • Erotic No. 3
  • Erotic No. 4
  • Erotic No. 5
  • Erotic No. 6
  • Erotic No. 7

The exhibition was scheduled to last for two weeks but on the second day, apparently after complaints, the gallery was raided by the police, on the basis that the gallery had exhibited ‘to public view eight indecent prints to the annoyance of passengers, contrary to Section 54(12) of the Metropolitan Police Act, 1839, and the third schedule of the Criminal Justice Act 1967′. The case came to court at the end of the following April, at the Marlborough Street Magistrates’ Court. However, the magistrate, Mr. St.John Harmsworth, threw the case out, deciding that the erotic images were ‘…unlikely to deprave or corrupt.’

Skywriting by Word Of Mouth

JOHN LENNON – SKYWRITING BY WORD OF MOUTH, 1964-1980.

Illustrations:

  • Ask Ralph On Tuesday
  • But I’m One Of Your Biggest Fans, 1979
  • Demented In Denmark, 1971
  • Europe On Five Camels A Day
  • Exhibitionist! 1
  • Exhibitionist! 2
  • Exhibitionist! 3
  • “Florence de Bortcha Has Nuptials”
  • “Give Peace A Chance”, 1970
  • He Was Very Attached To His Dog
  • Hitler On Soap Box, 1975
  • It Nearly Happened In Rome
  • Keep Off The Air
  • Never Underestimate The Power Of Attorney
  • Skywriting By Word Of Mouth
  • The Mysterious Smell Of Roses
  • ‘Tis The Devils Own Work Yoko
John Lennon - "Who was Mother Goose"? for Elton, 1975.
Happy birthday dear Elton from John & Yoko, Tuesday March 25, 1975.
Monochrome and coloured printed paper, machine-print and photograph collage, 14 x 11 in., in perspex frame.

PHOTOCOLLAGES & CUT-OUTS.

  • Psyche’s Descent, 1960s. Photocollage and paint. Gifted to Julian Lennon by Paul McCartney.
  • FIT TO DIE, 1970. Army recruitment advert from 1 April 1970 with FIT TO DIE stencilled diagonally over the top and signed by John Lennon. Released as a multiple inside some of the American releases of the Sometime in New York City album, along with a petition for John & Yoko’s permanent residency in the USA from the National Committee for John and Yoko, 1972.
  • The Complete Yoko Ono Word Poem Game (For Yoko’s With Heads Full Of Problems).To Yoko With Love From John, Tuesday July 28 1970., 1970
  • The Eternal Apologie Poem Game from John to Yoko xx. ‘For details see inside!’, 1970.
  • New York Here We Come… Somehow Or Other, 1970. Rave Magazine Poster Competition, 1970.
  • Imagine album inner sleeve artwork and photo wheel, 1971.
  • Spring Evening, 1971. Multiple as postcard.
  • This Is Not Here, 1971. Multiple as newspaper facsimile for Yoko Ono’s ‘This Is Not Here’ show at the Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY, 1971.
  • Live Jam, 1972. Inner sleeve artwork, drawing on top of Frank Zappa’s album cover for The Mothers Fillmore East June 1971.
  • Sometime in New York City ’72 (Statue of Liberty with Black Power Salute), 1972. Multiple as postcard.
  • Happy Xmas (War Is Over) ’72 (Statue of Liberty with Black Power Salute), 1972. As above with different text at the bottom of the card. Multiple as postcard.
  • Mind Games, 1973. Album cover artwork (front and back)
  • She’s the daughter of Mother Machree, 1973. Photocollage of Ringo Starr and other images on top of sheet music cover.
  • Untitled, 1974. Andy Warhol heads superimposed on nude girls astride motorcycles.
  • Just Pissing About, for Greg Mitchell at Crawdaddy, 1974/5.
  • “Who was Mother Goose”? for Elton, 1975. Birthday gift.
  • Porcelain Doll, 1977
  • Sketches on Road Atlas and Travel Guide
  • Untitled. Cut out photographs of two full-length fashion models set against dripping blue paint background, 1977.
  • Untitled. Group of walking children in colour superimposed on black and white desolate road, 1977.
  • Untitled. Woman, running, superimposed on much larger background painted white and grey, 1977.
  • Untitled. Girl in blue field, 1977.
John Lennon - The Collected Artwork

JOHN LENNON – THE COLLECTED ARTWORK, 1952-1980.

Paintings and drawings:

  • Ivan Hoe, 1952
  • Ivanhoe/Saxon Knight, 1952
  • Landscape, 1952
  • Mr. Bob, 1952
  • Normans, 1952
  • Robin Hood, 1952
  • Soccer Game, 1952
  • Two Riders On Horses, 1952
  • All Abord Speeching, 1964
  • Girl Flying, 1964
  • Liddypool, 1964
  • Magic Birds, 1964
  • Randolf’s Party, 1964
  • Figure With Four Legs, 1965
  • Figure With Three Sets Of Eyes, 1965
  • Sherlock Lemon, 1965
  • Apple Pie Bed, 1968
  • Embrace, 1968
  • Lennon (9 Self-Portraits), 1968
  • Mind Games (4 Self-Portraits), 1968
  • Multiple Self-Portraits (12 Self-Portraits), 1968
  • Smile No. 5 Film, 1968
  • The Hug, 1968
  • Two Virgins, 1968
  • American Dream, 1969
  • Bag One, 1969
  • Bagism, 1969
  • Ballad Of John And Yoko, 1969
  • Bed-In For Peace, 1969
  • Born 1940 (Forever Love), 1969
  • Eiffel Tower, 1969
  • Honeymoon, 1969
  • I Do, 1969
  • John And Yoko, 1969
  • Peace And Love, 1969
  • Poet’s Page, 1969
  • Real Love, 1969
  • The Lennons, 1969
  • Two Is One, 1969
  • War Is Over, 1969
  • We Made Our Bed, 1969
  • You Are Here, 1969
  • Remember Love, 1970s
  • A Day In The Life, 1970
  • On Cloud Nine, 1970
  • Freeda People, 1971
  • It’s Only Rock ‘N Roll, 1974
  • Whatever Gets You Thru The Night, 1974
  • The Exile, 1975
  • Back Off Boogaloo, 1976
  • Family Tree, 1976
  • Isenkyu, 1976
  • Suitors, 1976
  • Afternoon Tea, 1977
  • Amai, Suppai, Shoppai, Karai, Nigai (Taste), 1977
  • Aruku, 1977
  • Beautiful Boy, 1977
  • Borrowed Time, 1977
  • Day Dream, 1977
  • Double Fantasy – Diptych, 1977
  • Fame, 1977
  • Family Of Peace, 1977
  • For Yoko The First One, 1977
  • Imagine Peace, 1977
  • Jibun, 1977
  • Karuizawa ’77, 1977
  • Kōtetsu to Garasu (Steel And Glass), 1977
  • Let’s Have A Dream, 1977
  • Look, 1977
  • Looking Back, 1977
  • Love, 1977
  • Morning Coffee, 1977
  • On The Telephone With Family, 1977
  • Ongakuka [Musician], 1977
  • Sabi, 1977
  • Samurai Sensei, 1977
  • Shijin [Poet], 1977
  • The More You Speak Japanese, 1977
  • Tokyo Summer Of ’77, 1977
  • Visit To Japan, 1977
  • What’s Wrong With This Picture?, 1977
  • Baby Grand, 1978
  • Dream Power, 1978
  • Free As A Bird, 1978
  • He Tried To Consult The Stars, 1978
  • Imagine All The People, 1978
  • Jock And Yono, 1978
  • Land Of Milk And Honey, 1978
  • Manhattan Diary, 1978
  • Oh My Love, 1978
  • Power To The People, 1978
  • Starting Over, 1978
  • United We Stand, 1978
  • Why Me?, 1978
  • Why Not?, 1978
  • Yoga (Feeling Good), 1978
  • #9 Dream, 1979
  • A Happy Life, 1979
  • And Then I Took It Too Seriously, 1979
  • At Last He Could See The Mountains, 1979
  • Da Da Sean Ma Ma, 1979
  • Every Day, In Every Way, 1979
  • He Tried To Face Reality, 1979
  • I’m Sorry (Aisumasen), 1979
  • Jazz, Man, 1979
  • Kangaroo, 1979
  • Once Upon A Time, 1979
  • One Day At A time, 1979
  • Peace On Earth, 1979
  • Peace, Brother, 1979
  • Sleepless Night, 1979
  • Suddenly 38, 1979
  • The Family, 1979
  • The Hole Of My Life, 1979
  • Watch The Holes, Yoko, 1979
  • Christmas Time
  • John-Yoko In Circles
  • Squares
John Lennon - AI - Japan through John Lennon's Eyes.

AI: JAPAN THROUGH JOHN LENNON’S EYES, A PERSONAL SKETCHBOOK, 1976-7.

Among the sketchbooks John Lennon left behind was an exercise notebook full of playful line drawings he sketched while learning Japanese. The wistful humour and gentle satire in these intimate drawings create a charmed vision of the way in which Lennon introduced himself to Japanese life and language. The sketchbook’s wonderful wit and artistry enlarge our view of John Lennon by letting us share his eye, ear, and love of the world.

“This book was named ai (pronouced ‘eye’) because that was how John viewed and experienced Japan – with love.” – Yoko Ono Lennon

Illustrations:

  • Abunai Desu!! [Dangerous!!], 1977
  • Agemasu, Kuremasu, Moraimasu [Give (To Someone), (Someone) Give (To Me), Receive], 1977
  • Akushu Suru [Shake Hands], 1977
  • Amai, Suppai, Shoppai, Karai, Nigai [Sweet, Sour, Salty, Hot, Bitter], 1977
  • Aruku [Walk], 1977
  • Baka Kōkū [Foolish Airline], 1977
  • Beki Desu [Should], 1977
  • Bin [Mail], 1977
  • Dandan Takaku Narimasu (Gradually Getting Higher), 1977
  • Dansei, Josei [Man, Woman], 1977
  • Days Of The Week, 1977
  • Denki [Light], 1977
  • Geisha No Nedan Wa Agarimasu [The Price Of A Geisha Goes Up], 1977
  • Gyofu [Fisherman], 1977
  • Hen Na Hito Ne? [He’s A Weirdo, Isn’t He?], 1977
  • Heru, Fueru [Decrease, Increase], 1977
  • Hoku (Kita), Tō (Higashi), Nan (Minami), Zai (Nishi) [North, East, South, West], 1977
  • Ikiru, Shinu [Live, Die], 1977
  • Isha, Kanja [Doctor, Patient], 1977
  • Issen-Kyūhyaku-Nanajū-Roku Nen, Jū-Ni Gatsu, 1976, December
  • Isu Ni Kakete, Denwa O Kakemasu [He Sits Down In A Chair And Calls Someone], 1977
  • Itsumo [Always], 1977
  • Jibun [Myself], 1977
  • Kaeru [Change], 1977
  • Kaigi (O Shiteimasu) [(Having A) Conference], 1977
  • Kao O Araimasu, Ha O Migakimasu [Wash Face, Brush Teeth], 1977
  • Kasu, Kariru [Lend, Borrow], 1977
  • (Go) Kazoku [Family], 1977
  • Keizai [Economy], 1977
  • Kiraku (Desu). [(I’m Taking It) Easy.], 1977
  • Kiru [Wear], 1977
  • Koko Kara Uchi Wa Chikai Desu. (Shikashi/Ga) Koko Kara Tsuki Wa Tōi Desu! [From here home is near, (but) from here the moon is far!], 1977
  • Kōtetsu To Garasu [Steel And Glass], 1977
  • Kuraberu (Compare), 1977
  • Mainichi Umarekawarimasu. [We Are Born Anew Everyday.], 1977
  • Mannaka [Center], 1977
  • Meshita [One’s Inferiors], 1977
  • Meue No Hito Tachi [One’s Superiors], 1977
  • Michi Ni Mayoimashita. Dōzo Oshiete Kudasai. [I Am Lost. Please Show Me The Way.], 1977
  • Mitsukaru [To Be Found], 1977
  • Mokutekichi Wa Doko Desu Ka? [What Is Your Destination?], 1977
  • Moshi Eiga O Mitakereba, Kippu O Kawanakereba Nerimasen. [If You Want To See The Movie, You Must Buy a Ticket], 1977
  • Moshi Kaitakeraba, O-Kane O Motteinakereba Narimasen. [If You Want To Buy It, You Must Have Money.], 1977
  • Muzukashii [Difficult], 1977
  • Naku [Cry], 1977
  • Nakusu [Lose], 1977
  • Nan De Mo Shitteiru Kao [A Face That Knows All], 1977
  • Naosu [Correct], 1977
  • Narimasu, Narashimasu [Ring, Ring], 1977
  • Negai, (Nagau) [A Wish, (To Wish)], 1977
  • Nemuru [Sleep], 1977
  • Nippon Wa Yushutsu Shimasu. U.S.A. Wa Yunyū Shimasu. [Japan Exports. U.S.A. Imports], 1977
  • Nizukuri (Shimasu) [(I’m Going To) Pack], 1977
  • Nōfu, Nōgyō [Farmer, Agriculture], 1977
  • O-Daiji Ni! [Take Care!], 1977
  • O-Genki De Irasshaimasu?, O-Kage-Sama De!! [Are You Doing Well?, Yes, Thank You (And All The Others)!!], 1977
  • O-Shinobi [Incognito], 1977
  • Ōgoe De Donaru [Shout Out Loud], 1977
  • Ongakuka [Musician], 1977
  • Owarimasu [Finish], 1977
  • Oyogu [Swim], 1977
  • Sabi, 1977
  • Sangyō [Industry], 1977
  • Satotteiru Kao [A Face That Is Enlightened], 1977
  • Shibumi, 1977
  • Shijin [Poet], 1977
  • Shinsetsu, (Fu)Shinsetsu [Kind, (Not) Kind], 1977
  • Shittereba Shitteiru Hodo, Hanashitagaranai. [The More You Know, The Less You Want To Talk], 1977
  • Sukoshi Zutso [Little By Little], 1977
  • Suna Asobi [Playing With Sand], 1977
  • (Ichido Ni) Tabemasu [Eat (All At Once)], 1977
  • Tabenagara Hanashimasen!! [We Don”t Talk While Eating!!], 1977
  • Taijū O Hakarimasu [He Weighs Himself], 1977
  • Terebi O Miteinasu [Watching Television], 1977
  • Torihiki Shimasen [I Don’t Deal], 1977
  • Tsukimasu [Arrive], 1977
  • Ue, Agarimasu. Shita, Sagarimasu. [Up, Going Up. Down, Going Down], 1977
  • Uta O Tsukuru Toki, Piano O Tsukamaisu [When I Create A Song, I Use A Piano], 1977
  • Utsukushii [Beautiful], 1977
  • Wabi, 1977
  • Yoyaku (Shitai Desu) [(I’d Like To Make A) Reservation], 1977
  • Yume O Minagara Hon O Yondemeimasu [Reading A Book While Dreaming], 1977
  • Zasshi O Yondeimasu [Reading A Magazine], 1977
  • Zeikin, Harau, Seifu [Tax, To Pay, Government], 1977
John Lennon - Real Love: The Drawings For Sean.

JOHN LENNON – REAL LOVE: THE DRAWINGS FOR SEAN, 1975-1980.

By John Lennon, adapted by Al Naclerio from drawings by John Lennon.

Foreword by Yoko Ono:

‘1975, John became the father of a very special boy: Sean. John was ecstatic. “I’m going to raise this baby, Yoko. You do the business.” he said. It was that simple.

John was a great daddy. He tried to do everything so right. I would come back from a hard day of work and find John waiting for me to report what took place that day.

“Sean was sneezing this morning. Maybe he’s getting a cold.”

“Sean needs more winter things. We have to go shopping.”

Then pretty soon it became, “Sean did this all by himself.” And John would proudly show me some squiggly lines Sean had drawn on paper. They were Sean’s first drawings.

John had every one of Sean’s drawings framed. We suddenly had many, many framed drawings by Sean adorning the walls of our Dakota apartment. Then I began to find John and Sean drawing together. John would draw something and explain to Sean what it was.

“This is a cat napping, Sean.”

“Oh.”

Then it was Sean’s turn. He would show his drawings and explain, “This is a bus, and these are the people who want to get on the bus, but they can’t because the bus is too small… so they’re crying.”

John would write what Sean had said underneath the drawings as titles. They became long, beautiful, and imaginative titles. Sometimes, John would ask Sean what he thought John was drawing. Sean would say, “That’s a horsey.” and that would become the title of John’s drawing. They would make each other laugh, and that was how Sean learned the fun of drawing, the fun of doing things together with his dad, and the fun of life.

The drawings were done in the spirit of laughter… and lots and lots of love.’

— Yoko Ono, 1999

Illustrations:

  • A Bird Bath
  • A Bird Dreaming
  • A Bird Watching
  • A Cat Climbing
  • A Cat Napping
  • A Cat Purring
  • A Duck
  • A Duck Ducking
  • A Flock Flying
  • A Frog Marching
  • A Frog Pondering
  • A Herd Moving
  • A Hippotato
  • A Horse Laughing
  • A Horse Prancing
  • A Monkey Chattering
  • A Pigeon Homing
  • A Small Pig Is A Happy Pig
  • A Turtle Winning By A Hare
  • A Walrus Wading
  • A Worm Turning
  • An Egg Hatching
  • An Elephant Counting
  • An Elephant Forgetting
  • An Owl Hooting
  • Collieflower
  • Crabs Crabbing
  • Fish Winking
  • Friends
  • “Git Along Little Dowgie.”
  • Kangaroos Crossing
  • Once Upon An Elephant
  • Pecking Order
  • Puppy Love
  • Seals Singing
  • Sheep Meadowing
  • Singing In Harmony
  • The Big Dog Frightens But Not Always
  • The Camel Dances And Having Danced Moves On

JOHN LENNON ARTWORKS RELEASED AS LIMITED EDITIONS AND MULTIPLES BY BAG ONE ARTS INC., 1986+.

THIS IS MY STORY BOTH HUMBLE AND TRUE

  • A Day In The Life, 1970
  • American Dream, 1969
  • Baby Grand, 1978
  • Back Off Boogaloo, 1976
  • Bag One, 1969
  • Bagism, 1969
  • Bed-In For Peace, 1969
  • Eiffel Tower, 1969
  • Embrace, 1968
  • Every Day In Every Way, 1979
  • Film No. 5 – Smile, 1968
  • Freda People, 1971
  • Happy Xmas
  • I Do, 1969
  • I’m One of Your Biggest Fans
  • It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll, 1974
  • John And Yoko, 1969
  • Looking Back, 1977
  • Magic Birds, 1964
  • Manhattan Diary, 1978
  • Mind Games, 1968
  • Morning Coffee, 1977
  • Multiple Self-Portrait, 1968
  • Oh My Love, 1978
  • On The Telephone With Family, 1977
  • Peace And Love, 1969
  • Real Love, 1969
  • Self-Portrait Suite, 1968
  • Sherlock Lennon, 1965
  • Suddenly 38, 1979
  • The Ballad Of John And Yoko, 1969
  • The City In My Heart, 1969
  • The Exile, 1975
  • The Family, 1979
  • The Hole Of My Life, 1979
  • The Honeymoon, 1969
  • The Hug, 1968
  • The Lennons, 1969
  • Two Is One, 1969
  • We Made Our Bed, 1969
  • Whatever Gets You Thru The Night, 1974
  • Why Me?, 1978
  • Why Not?, 1978
  • You Are Here, 1969

 

AI: JAPAN THROUGH JOHN LENNON’S EYES

  • Borrowed Time, 1977
  • Jibun [Myself], 1977
  • Ongakuka [Musician], 1977
  • Shijin [Poet], 1977
  • Sabi, 1977
  • Steel And Glass, 1977
  • Taste, 1977

 

DAKOTA DAYS

  • #9 Dream, 1979
  • Aisumasen – I’m Sorry
  • At Last He Could See The Mountains, 1979
  • Beautiful Boy, 1977
  • Dada Mama, 1979
  • Family Tree, 1976
  • Feeling Good
  • Free As A Bird, 1978
  • He Tried To Face Reality, 1979
  • Imagine All The People, 1978
  • Jazz, Man, 1979
  • Kangaroo, 1979
  • Nothing Is Impossible
  • Once Upon A Time, 1979
  • One Day At A Time, 1979
  • Peace On Earth, 1979
  • Peace, Brother, 1979
  • Power To The People, 1978
  • Remember Love, 1970s
  • Samurai, 1977
  • Sleepless Night, 1979
  • Suitors, 1976
  • Two Virgins, 1968
  • Watch The Holes, Yoko, 1979

 

KARUIZAWA SERIES

  • Afternoon Tea, 1977
  • Day Dream, 1977
  • Fame, 1977
  • Karuizawa ’77, 1977
  • Look, 1977
  • Love, 1977
  • The First One, 1977
  • Tokyo Summer Of ’77, 1977
  • Visit To Japan, 1977
  • What’s Wrong With This Picture?, 1977

SCULPTURES IN BRONZE, MARBLE & CRYSTAL.

  • Bag One
  • Baby Grand
  • Self Portrait

KINETIC NEON SCULPTURES.

  • Bag One
  • Baby Grand
  • Family Tree
  • The Hug
  • The Kite

REAL LOVE: THE DRAWINGS FOR SEAN

By John Lennon, adapted by Al Naclerio from drawings by John Lennon.

  • A Bird Bath
  • A Bird Dreaming
  • A Bird Watching
  • A Cat Climbing
  • A Cat Napping
  • A Cat Purring
  • A Duck
  • A Duck Ducking
  • A Flock Flying
  • A Frog Marching
  • A Frog Pondering
  • A Herd Moving
  • A Hippotato
  • A Horse Laughing
  • A Horse Prancing
  • A Monkey Chattering
  • A Pigeon Homing
  • A Small Pig
  • A Turtle Winning By A Hare
  • A Walrus Wading
  • A Worm Turning
  • An Egg Hatching
  • An Elephant Counting
  • An Elephant Forgetting
  • An Owl Hooting
  • Collie Flower
  • Crabs Crabbing
  • Fish Winking
  • Friends
  • Git Along Little Dowgie
  • Kangaroos Crossing
  • Once Upon An Elephant
  • Pecking Order
  • Puppy Love
  • Seals Singing
  • Sheep Meadowing
  • Singing In Harmony
  • The Big Dog Frightens
  • The Camel Dances