John Lennon, Posing With Suit of Armor, Weybridge, 1965
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John Lennon, Posing With Suit of Armor, Weybridge, 1965

By Robert Freeman
About the image

John Lennon poses behind a suit of armor in front of one of his drawings in the entryway of his new house in Weybridge. Robert Freeman writes, "A designer friend of Brian Epstein supervised the interior decorations; working on short notice, he had the delicate task of fusing his own taste with that of the forthright but whimsical John and the more home-loving Cynthia."

Like many British musicians, art was actually Lennon's first love. He began drawing long before he had a guitar. He attended the prestigious Liverpool Art Institute for three years (1957-1960) before the Beatles became a full-time occupation. He continued to draw throughout his life.

Freeman is responsible for five consecutive UK album covers during the peak years of "Beatlemania," from 1963 to 1965. His work was featured on With The Beatles, A Hard Days NightBeatles For Sale, Help! and Rubber Soul. He also designed and photographed the covers for John Lennon's two books In His Own Write (Simon & Schuster, 1964) and A Spaniard in the Works (Simon & Schuster, 1965) and the end credit sequences of their two films: A Hard Days Night and Help!.

Release Notes:
Robert Freeman began printing and exhibiting his hand-signed, museum-quality photographs as limited editions in the late-1980s and early-1990s. He numbered his work in small editions, typically limited to 25 pieces (plus 3-5 Artist Proofs), and select pieces were available in 2-3 sizes. Each edition varies. All were sold by the mid-2000s.

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