Self-portrait of John Lennon as Hitler on sale for 54k

The image depicts the singer standing behind a podium, right arm outstretched in a Nazi salute, with the words "Heil John" printed four times in the lower-right corner.

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April 23, 2018 15:48
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Self-portrait of John Lennon as Hitler on sale for 54k

John Lennon and Yoko Ono. (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)

 
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A self-portrait of John Lennon as Hitler is being offered for sale for the price of $54,000, according to a report by the website Page Six.

The black-and-white sketch is thought to have been drawn by the singer during his days at the Liverpool College of Art in the late 1950s. It depicts the singer standing behind a podium, right arm outstretched in a Nazi salute, with the words "Heil John" printed four times in the lower-right hand corner.

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This particular drawing isn't the only one in which Lennon depicted Nazi imagery. In an additional sketch, the Imperial Eagle of the Third Reich is shown perched above Lennon's initials, J.A.L.

The item will be sold through the site Moments in Time.

Moments in Time president Gary Zimet told Page Six that "[Lennon] drew these when he was a college student, and the fact that he even thought of depicting himself as Hitler is weird."

In 2010, Moments in Time came under public scrutiny for putting an additional controversial Lennon item on sale - the "Double Fantasy" album, which the singer autographed for the man who ultimately murdered him, Mark David Chapman, a mere five hours prior to the assassination.






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