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Poster - John Lennon Shot Dead

John Lennon Shot Dead

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    London (printed)

  • Date:

    9 December 1980 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Offset lithography on newsprint

  • Museum number:

    S.35-2011

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This poster is a newsprint hoarding from the Evening Standard, a daily newspaper available in London and the South East of England. The major news story of the day was the death of John Lennon and the hoarding announced this.

John Lennon, a founder member of The Beatles, was shot dead on 8 December 1980, outside the Dakota apartment building, New York, by crazed fan Mark Chapman.

Physical description

Newspaper hoarding poster. Off-white newsprint with headline in black and newspaper name on blue background at the bottom of the poster.

Place of Origin

London (printed)

Date

9 December 1980 (printed)

Artist/maker

Unknown (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Offset lithography on newsprint

Marks and inscriptions

'JOHN / LENNON / SHOT / DEAD'

'THE NEW / STANDARD'

Dimensions

Height: 72.5 cm, Width: 43 cm

Descriptive line

Newspaper hoarding poster, announcing the death of John Lennon

Categories

Advertising

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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