|Dec. 11-15, 2002||Melbourne, Australia||Grand Hyatt Melbourne
|Dec. 13-15, 2002||Sausalito, Ca.||Casa Madrona Hotel &
Spa, 801 Bridgeway||
From the exhibit press kit:
Q: What is on display in this exhibition?
A: John's primary medium was line drawing, either in pen, pencil or Japanese sumi ink. The limited edition artwork in this exhibition consists of lithographs, serigraphs and copper etchings hand-reproduced from the original drawings.
Q: Did Lennon intend for his artwork to be exhibited?
A: Yes. In 1970, he chose 14 drawings from the "Bag One" portfolio to be produced as stone lithographs in a limited edition intended to be sold in galleries. He personally signed each lithograph and attended the premier opening in London.
Q: What happened to Lennon's unreleased drawings?
A: At the time of his death, John had saved and preserved several hundred drawings that he considered important. In 1986, Yoko Ono, acting for the John Lennon Estate, began releasing limited editions of some of the most meaningful drawings, using only fine art printing techniques, with the goal of re-establishing John Lennon as an important artist of our time.