A new series of limited edition prints by a rock legend go on sale in Edinburgh next month. The exhibition features 45 of John Lennon’s works at The Dome in George Street on March 31. It will include 14 which have never been exhibited in the UK before. The limited edition prints will all be for sale during the exhibition, which runs until April 4.
The originals of each piece were “signed” by Lennon with a special stamp known as a chop, created by artists in the Far East. His personal chop was designed to read “Like a Cloud, Beautiful Sound“, and each piece in the exhibition bears the image of the stamp.
The prints were created by Lennon’s wife , artist Yoko Ono, who in 1986 began releasing them in limited editions to establish her late husband’s fame as an artist as well as a musician. Lennon attended the Liverpool Art Institute, and continued to draw and write during his musical career. Lennon produced worksÂ in pen, pencil or Japanese sumi ink, and many of his drawings were used to illustrate three books he published during the 1960s â€“ In His Own Write, A Spaniard in The Works and Skywriting By Word of Mouth. A collection of his lithographs, known as the “Bag One” portfolio, are part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
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