John Lennon Signed Sketch Bed Piece 1969
As the Vietnam War raged in 1969, John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono held a two week-long Bed-Ins for Peace, one at the Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam and one at The Fairmont Queen Elizabeth in Montreal, each of which were intended to be non-violent protests against wars, and experimental tests of new ways to promote peace. The idea is derived from a "sit in", in which a group of protesters remains seated in front of or within an establishment until they are evicted, arrested, or their demands are met. John created this 10 x 12 inch sketch depicting himself with a guitar and Yoko in bed at the Amsterdam Hilton signed and dated 03 / 69. The sketch has been in the collection of journalist David Wright. Included is a letter of provenance / authenticity from The Beatles Official Autographs Store / Caiazzo.