A SKETCH by John Lennon when he was 23 is up on the market for £12,000.
Entitled Woman Flying on a Wire, it reveals an airborne determine resembling the Beatle with a chook flapping above.
Lennon gave it to writer Tom Maschler, who labored with him on his books of tales and sketches within the Sixties.
Mr Maschler stored the unsigned 10ins by 8ins art work for 5 a long time.
He wrote: “I very a lot loved working intently with John whereas he produced the drawings and writings for the critically acclaimed books I printed for him In His Personal Write and A Spaniard within the Works.
“John acknowledged the love and esteem I had for his work by giving me the uncooked supplies for his books when the initiatives got here to an in depth.
“I feel that ‘Woman Flying on a Wire’ is an exceptionally nice instance of John’s work.
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“I particularly love John’s zany fashion, sturdy composition and the best way that this piece verges on the surreal.”
Lennon, a proficient artist earlier than discovering fame, was killed in 1980.
A personal collector is promoting the sketch through US-based RR Public sale, with a Could 13 deadline.
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