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John Lennon's sketches released though exclusive US exhibitions

Epic Rights has partnered with Yoko Ono to launch the Bag One programme, featuring original artwork from The Beatles' frontman.
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Prints of three of John Lennon’s rare sketches from the Bag One Arts programme will be released through exclusive exhibitions across the US.

Yoko Ono and Epic Rights have partnered to launch the prints of The Beatles frontman’s original artwork: I’m One of Your Biggest Fans, The city in My Heart and Happy Xmas this December.

The artwork – celebrating love and communication – will be released through exclusive exhibitions in Los Angeles, CA and Las Vegas, NV.

The art has been selected from Lennon’s rare archival sketches and each print is approved and hand signed by Yoko Ono.

“Introducing the Bag One Arts programme through this unique exhibition continues to honor john’s legacy,” said Ono. “The teams at Bag One Arts and Epic Rights have exceeded my expectations both in terms of the quality of the prints and their passion in organizing exhibitions.

“On a personal note, I am especially proud to share John’s The City in My Heart print, created during our honeymoon.”

Epic Rights’ CEO, Dell Furano, added: “We are all very excited to bring Lennon’s distinct and imaginative artwork to the general public, sharing his artistic vision and underscoring his powerful message of love, peace and humanity.

“My personal favourite, Happy Xmas, is particularly poignant at this time of year.”

A complete suite of the Bag One portfolio of lithographs resides in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The collection has traveled the US, England, Spain, Italy, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, south Africa, Hong Kong and Manila.

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