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Antiquariaat Fokas Holthuis
Daal en Bergselaan 78
NL-2565 AG Den Haag
The Netherlands


Fokas Holthuis & Paul Snijders


+31-70-3466020 +31-70-3466020



An original signed drawing by John Lennon and the signature of Yoko Ono
LENNON, John Original signed drawing by John Lennon The Penguin. (John Lennon in His Own Write. A Spaniard in the Works). (Harmondsworth), Penguin Books, (1968). Original wrappers. 160 p. Illustrated by John Lennon. Reprint. Spine and upper cover partly discolored. Upper cover partly detached. With an original signed drawing by John Lennon and the signature of Yoko Ono, on a card stapled onto the halftitle. It shows the well-known caricature of a bespectacled Lennon and smiling Ono.
Drawing and signatures were obtained on March 28, 1969 by eleven-year-old Lorenzo Ledel, who accompanied his mother, Dutch journalist Emmy Ledel-Huf (1922-1992), to her interview with John Lennon and Yoko Ono during their legendary Bed-In for Peace in the Presidential Suite at the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel. Ledel-Huf's extensive interview was published in the local newspaper Het Parool (original newspaper clipping inserted in the book).
The young Ledel, sitting on the edge of the bed of the world famous artists, obtained a total of ten signed cards. Shortly after, he sold these to his classmates for one guilder each. This is the last surviving card and the only card with a drawing. The large original drawing that Lennon gave to the boy on the same occasion has been lost over time?
A very appealing relic, reminiscent of a great happening!
Exhibitor: Antiquariaat Fokas Holthuis

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