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Lot 0329
Designer (Artist) & Manufacturer: John Lennon, Yoko Ono; various (see Additional Information)

Markings: marking(s)

Country of Origin & Materials: USA; cotton/polyester, paper

Additional Information: Lot is comprised of three pieces of important John Lennon/Yoko Ono memorabilia, as follows: (1) Original 1970s John Lennon/Yoko Ono-designed and privately gifted t-shirt, which reads "WAR IS OVER! IF YOU WANT IT." Images of Lennon and Ono on verso with "Happy Christmas from John and Yoko" and "Plastic Ono Band." The shirt is one of the most iconic t-shirts in the history of rock music and extremely rare, as it was given as a Christmas gift by John and Yoko to friends in the radio/music industry. (2) 1964 John Lennon "In His Own Write" hardcover book, fifth printing. (3) 1970 Yoko Ono "Grapefruit, Works & Drawings by Yoko Ono," hardcover book with introduction by John Lennon, first printing. Provenance: A former syndicated rock music journalist, who was the original gift recipient of the t-shirt.

Dimensions(H,W,D): (1) t-shirt: marked size M, 25.5"l, 16"w (measured flat); (2) Lennon book: 7.25"h, 5.5"w, .5"d; (3) Ono book: 5.5"h, 5.75"w, 1"d


(1) t-shirt: very good, virtually no wear, minute spot to front, only very minor signs of age; (2) Lennon book: good, wear to covers, top approx. .5" of spine detached, small stain to fore edge, wear consistent with age and use; (3) Ono book: good, wear, soil and loss to slipcover, some staining and yellowing, wear consistent with age and use

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John Lennon/Yoko Ono-Designed Rare T-Shirt & 2 Books

Estimate $2,000 - $2,500Mar 3, 2018
West Palm Beach, FL, USA
Auction Curated By:
Rico Baca
Auctioneer & Partner