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painting - John Lennon Remembered
  • John Lennon Remembered
    Nessim, Barbara, born 1939
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John Lennon Remembered

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    New York (City) (made)

  • Date:

    1988 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Nessim, Barbara, born 1939 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Brush and gouache, coloured

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the artist

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case BN, shelf 3

Physical description

Portrait of John Lennon

Place of Origin

New York (City) (made)


1988 (made)


Nessim, Barbara, born 1939 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Brush and gouache, coloured


Width: 455 mm mount, Height: 560 mm mount, Width: 280 mm paper, Height: 365 mm paper

Descriptive line

John Lennon Remembered, artworkby Barbara Nessim for Rolling Stone magazine cover, 20 October 1988

Labels and date

Barbara Nessim: An Artful Life (V&A, 2013; Bard Graduate Center Gallery, 2014-15)

Lennon Remembered

This is the original hand-produced artwork for the cover of a 1988 issue of Rolling Stone magazine. The accompanying article followed the publication of Albert Goldman’s controversial biography of John Lennon, who died in 1980. The magazine is shown below.

Brush and gouache, coloured
Museum no. E.63-2013 [2013]


Gouache; Paper






Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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