HAROLD TOWN "YOKO ONO" FRAMED LITHO, 1969
Harold Town (1924-1990) must have had a certain fascination with Yoko Ono.
Of the dozen celebrities that he depicted as part of his noted "Superstars" series of lithographs, she is the only individual to appear more than once. Here in this mysterious and alluring portrait and alongside John Lennon in an affectionate double portrait.
1969, the year this lithograph was created was a significant time for Yoko Ono. She not only married John Lennon in the spring, but recorded the first Plastic Ono Band's album "Live Peace in Toronto 1969" during a local music festival.
Harold Town's reputation was established in the late 1950's with a series of unique prints ("Single Autographic Prints") that included elements of collage. Throughout his lengthy career he completed significant and memorable bodies of work as a print maker.
Over the decades, Town continued to reinvent his aesthetic, change medium and mood. He was appropriately dubbed as the "Picasso of Canada" for his versatile and perennial creativity.
Caviar20 is especially fond of the "Superstar" series and is excited to be offering a selection of hard-to-find examples including Gracie Slick, Charlie Chaplin, Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable & Joan Crawford.
Provenance: Directly from artist to present owner
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Artist Proof #4
Signed, dated and numbered by the artist.
20"H 14"W print
27.5"H 20.5"W framed