This weekend only, artwork by the late Beatle can be seen at a Juicy Couture adjacent exhibit in Century City.
Los Angeles is the new temporary home ofThe Art of John Lennon, an exhibit of the late Beatle’s artwork. Pacific Edge Gallery business partners Paul C. Jillson andRichard Horowitz created the print show 23 years ago, initially out of Horowitz’s San Diego record shop. His connection to a Laguna Beach gallery owner led Horowitz to Lennon’s artwork. After their first show in 1990, Horowitz and Jillson held another exhibit in Seattle, where Yoko Ono’s assistant was in attendance. Through her, the two business partners received full consent by the estate and the support of Ono herself.
“It’s so fascinating to me how many people are interested," says Horowitz. "We see 15-year-old girls in here who know the lyrics. It’s cool that it’s transcended several generations already and there doesn’t appear to be any end in sight."
The Art of John Lennon is only one of two authorized Lennon art shows. Ono won’t allow others to display her late husband's work due to quality control issues.
The exhibition runs from May 3 through 5, at Westfield Century City Mall, next to the Juicy Couture store, and is free to the public.
Says Horowitz: “We’ve always made it free so that anybody can come in and see it. That’s why we love doing it in shopping centers -- it's for everybody.”
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