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Art of John Lennon Returns to NYC

by Katharine O'Marra
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The Art of John Lennon

Katharine O'Marra, WFUV

An exhibit showcasing the visual artworks of John Lennon is back in New York City to celebrate his 73rd birthday.

The Art of John Lennon exhibit is back in New York City. The exhibit puts nearly 100 of Lennon’s limited edition lithographs, serigraphs, and copper etchings on display.

The exhibit is presented by Yoko Ono, Bag One Arts, and Legacy Productions. The Art of John Lennon collection has travelled around the world for  more than 20 years.

Rudy Siegel is a producer of the exhibit with Legacy Productions. He said the message in Lennon's artwork, just like his music, is timeless.

“Whether it was 1969 or whether it's 2013,” Siegel said, “the foundation was simple, the message was clear: Peace and love!”

The exhibit is free with a suggested donation of $3 to benefit Citymeals-on-Wheels.

Robin Stein is an event organizer with the non-profit. She says getting up close to the visual artwork connects people to Lennon in a new way.

“They're able to really feel a connection to him,” Stein said, “as a New Yorker, as a citizen of the world; I think we all feel that connection.”

The Art of John Lennon runs from October 9th to the 14th at 72 Green Street in SoHo.

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