Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Yoko Ono talks about the life and art of John Lennon

Posted By on Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 1:10 PM

  • Yoko Ono
I did a quick Q&A with Yoko Ono last night. We talked mostly about John Lennon's time in New York, Michael Epstien's "LennoNYC" documentary for PBS' American Masters series, and the show of Lennon's drawings, lithographs and lyrics coming up at the Westin Buckhead.

Yoko Ono is the ultimate outsider. As the wife of John Lennon she is often vilified as the woman who broke up the Beatles. Although her avant-garde leanings are a far cry from the pop and rock and roll origins of her fallen husband's songwriting, she is an indelible part of the Fab 4's story, and the keeper of Lennon's legacy.

"...he did a lot of drawing. It was kind of like his security blanket. He did a lot of it and he was expressing himself and what was going on in his life in different ways."

On Dec. 3, 4 and 5 you can see Lennon's work for yourself at the Westin Buckhead at 3391 Peachtree Rd. On Fri., Dec. 3 the show is open from 5-9 p.m. on Sat., Dec. 4 from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 5 from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. The show is free, but there is a suggested $2 donation for entry.

Read the interview on CL's Culture Surfing.

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