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John Lennon’s ‘Bag One’ public exhibition and controversy

The London Arts Gallery came to the notice of an international public when in 1970, its then owner Eugene Schuster was charged with corrupting morals when he exhibited erotic artwork by Beatle John Lennon of himself and Yoko Ono in various stages of lovemaking. The

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Portillo State Secrets British National Archives

In January 1970 the first ever exhibit of Bag One by John Lennon took place at the London Arts Gallery 22 New Bond Street. The opening was raided by the Scotland Yard Vice squad and the prints were confiscated. The gallery owner was charged with Obscenity and a trial was held the next month.

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London Grafica Arts Timeline

London Arts Group is an internationally recognized publishing company assisting in producing limited edition art works for many internationally recognized artists including Yaacov Agam, Karel Appel, Arman, Romare Bearden, Gene Davis, Don Eddy, Alberto Giacometti, Lester Johnson, Alex Katz, Richard Lindner, Roberto Matta, Lowell Nesbitt,

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Erotic Lennon ‘disgusting’ – The Evening Standard

Detectives damningly dismissed John Lennon’s erotic drawings as the product of a sick mind. And members of the public who visited the London gallery exhibiting them in January 1970 denounced them as ‘ disgusting and repulsive’. The level of outrage provoked by the Beatle’s ‘artwork’

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Mr Schuster Sells His Etchings Just Like Soap Powder

EUGENE SCHUSTER has made an extremely good thing out of etchings. He’s a bright young American who had the brainwave of selling modern art as aggressively as detergent, and as simply as groceries. At his Bond-street, London, galleries the casual customer can riffle through racks

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Beatle Art Display Set for Detroit

Curiosity seeking crowds are not what the London Art Gallery hopes to attract with its showing of a collection of etchings by Beatle John Lennon, acording to Eugene Schuster, head of Lond Arts, Inc. “But when art and sex are put together, it’s hard to

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Lennon Exhibitor Draws Picasso Into His Defense

LONDON, April 1 (Reuters)— A court was asked today to decide whether a drawing by Beatle John Lennon depicting a sex act was more obscene than a similar work by Pablo Picasso. The comparison was made before a magistrate’s court hearing a summons, alleging indecency,

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Come Together: John Lennon’s illegal art

Confiscated in a Scotland Yard raid, John Lennon’s erotic drawings spent only a single day on display in London. Fifty years on, the explicit lithographs made by the Beatle at his creative and controversial peak are highly desirable collectors’ pieces 2 March 2020 | Rob Crossan