Tag: john lennon

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The Queen vs Eugene

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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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

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It was easy for John to talk about being receptive to new  ideas but the discipline to begin projects and see them through to completion was often another story. When in 1968  I suggested the lithographs,