Happy Christmas, 1970s
© Bag One/Yoko Ono

Happy Christmas, 1970s

By John Lennon
About the image

On December 15, 1969, John and Yoko launched the “War Is Over” campaign with billboards that read: "WAR IS OVER if you want it. Happy Christmas from John & Yoko".  

In December of 1971, they recorded the Christmas song “Happy Xmas (War Is Over).” In "Happy Xmas" John has drawn people gathering together in front of a Christmas tree; the weak, the strong, the rich and the poor.

With a minimum amount of lines, he has captured the feeling of peace that settles each figure in his sketch. His message is clear “Let’s stop all the fighting”. Yoko repeated the peace campaign in December 1998 by placing the message in Times Square, and commented, “For the holiday season, I wanted this to be a gift to you from John and I.”

Release Notes:
Since 1986 Yoko Ono has selected drawings and handwritten song manuscripts from her extensive private collection of John Lennon’s original works for publication as fine art prints.

Print techniques vary by piece, but include lithography, serigraphy, copper etching, silkscreen and chine colle.

The quantity in each estate-signed edition is 300 numbered prints for imagery and 1000 numbered prints for the handwritten song lyrics.

Collector's Notes:
Each print is published by Bag One Arts Inc. and is individually numbered and signed in pencil by Yoko Ono, the President and owner of Bag One Arts Inc.

Buyers will receive a certificate of authenticity following the delivery of their artwork.

15" x 15" Paper Size
Estate Authorized Limited edition (300)
Serigraph Print - Not Currently Available

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