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  • Writer's pictureJoey Amato

Give Peace A Chance: The Art of John Lennon Exhibition Opening Next Week in Indy




CV Art & Frame, Zionsville’s premier fine art gallery, presents “Give Peace a Chance - The Art of John Lennon”. This newly curated Exhibition is a must-see…and will present in a limited engagement from June 7th - July 6th , 2024. A special Opening Reception is planned for Friday, June 7th from 4-8 pm. RSVPs are requested at 317-873-2976 or gallery@cvartandframe.com.


Admission to this extraordinary presentation is complimentary and open to the public. All artwork is on exhibition and available for purchase. These graphic works, by one of the most important cultural figures of our time, celebrate human love and communication - two themes at the heart of John Lennon's contribution to the art of the twentieth century. Over the course of John Lennon's career, his work as an artist expressed the societal themes that touched his life. Never in history has an Exhibition been so relevant, and so powerful.


In My Life is a journey into John’s life and legacy through the most important drawings that he created throughout his career. This beautiful series of 15 editions will be released starting on June 1, 2024, with the first edition in the series. This is the 57th anniversary of the release of Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band album and the song Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.


"Give Peace a Chance: The Art of John Lennon" showcases the captivating history of Lennon's visionary art, from his early childhood to his untimely death in 1980.



The message of “Give Peace a Chance” continues to resonate with audiences across generations. In an increasingly connected and tumultuous world, the song serves as a reminder of the enduring importance of peace and unity. Its lyrics evoke a sense of hope and inspire individuals to work towards a more harmonious coexistence, making it as relevant today as it was when it was first recorded.


Lennon's artwork predated his success with the Beatles and remained a passion throughout his years as a music legend. During his lifetime, he produced numerous series of sketches and lithographs, which were published starting in the early 1960s. Often surreal and composed through a method of free association, his drawings from this period were widely considered some of the finest interpretive artworks of the era.


In 1969, Lennon began exhibiting selected drawings from a series entitled Bag One. This array, now part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, was wildly popular and frequently censored due to its overt eroticism. His peace-themed sketches were elevated through their use in antiwar movements, beginning in the 1970s and continuing to the present day. Capturing his emotional, political, and imaginative energy, this lavishly produced collection serves as a timeless record of John Lennon's creative spirit.


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