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Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Kenwood: art, August 1967.

We have seen the first pic of John before on here, but the real jerky of this post is the illustration beneath it. On the day the photo was taken in August 1967, John seemed to be having an open day at Kenwood. Many people were invited in for a bit of jibber-jabber, including, as readers of this blog will know, both Frank Lawson and Shaun Weiss.
What was John painting? Frank Lawson remembers it as a drawing which was "quite complex with lots of lines with faces interwoven and emerging from the lines," whereas Shaun Weiss says that John was "making out his Christmas cards for some of the closest friends and family" (a very untypically organised thing to be doing in the middle of summer). So which is it?
The illustration above was John's design for a Variety Club Christmas card, which would cover both bases, so probably that.


  1. It seems to fit both accounts of what was going on that day. Good work! I was also trying to figure out what he was drawing.

  2. I don't have a year for that drawing - but it certainly looks like it should be 1967! So, that could be it. More Lennon Kenwood art to follow soon...


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