John Lennon Signed Original Erotic Sketch Bag One

  • $ 2,500.00


John Lennon signed / created original first rough sketch of the Yoko Ono and John's infamous 1969 Bag One collection. This first rough draft was drawn and signed by John Lennon in pencil on the bottom right corner. It was drawn by John in the Toronto home of the American musician Ronnie Hawkins in December 1969. The series of Lithograph drawings was first published under the title Bag One and exhibited in January, 1970 at the London Art Gallery and numbered to 213! Notice that there were some minor changes to the lithography prints. On its second day of viewing, the exhibition was closed by Scotland Yard and the lithographs were confiscated because of their highly intimate and erotic nature. The case was ultimately dismissed when the magistrate decided that John’s prints were “unlikely to deprave or corrupt.” This item measures 30cm x 30cm x (12 inches x 12 inches).  The condition is very good. NOTE: This is the original hand drawn rough sketch John created before the numbered Lithograph series prints were produced!