John Lennon Drawing with Autograph
For Sale: £7,950.00
A fine figurative drawing by John Lennon complete with his autograph.
John Lennon (1940-1980) was one of the founding members of The
Beatles. He was a controversial peace activist, engaging in the anti-war
movement. In December 1980, he was shot in the back four times by Mark
David Chapman outside his New York apartment, dying in hospital later
To date he has sold 14 million albums in the United States alone. In
1987 he was posthumously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, in
recognition of the 27 number one US singles he helped create.
Lennon was a passionate artist. His drawings became illustrations for three books that he wrote in the 1960s.
This 5.8" x 4.2" white card drawing with John Lennon autograph in
blue pen, "For Peter, best from John Lennon xxx". Originally acquired
when Lennon was staying at the Imperial Hotel in Torquay, England.
The large autograph is accompanied by a sketch of a walking abstract figure.
The card is in very good condition, with some light toning, and other signatures feature on the reverse.
John Lennon is widely regarded to be one of the most influential
musicians in the history of popular music. This, combined with his
tragically short life, has ensured that he remains a globally iconic
figure to this day.
The PFC40 Autograph Index shows that Lennon's autograph has increased in value by 799.3% in the last 11 years and by 5.04% in the last year alone.
John Lennon's handwritten lyrics have been known to fetch
seven figure sums at auction. In 2005, his handwritten lyrics to A Day
in the Life sold for $1.2 million and in 2010, his All You Need is Love
lyrics sold for $1.25 million.
Examples of Lennon's art have also appeared at auction. A page from
The Daily Howl, Lennon's unpublished comic strip, sold for £32,900 in
2002. A sketch, drawn by Lennon and Yoko Ono for author and journalist
Sandra Shevey, sold for £20,000 in 2005.
This item qualifies for our layaway plan
Stock Status:In Stock
Product Code: PT130