The Original Painting by James Wilkinson
Oil on board 2011
Mounted in imagine songsheets, framed & Glazed
Contains a microphone lead used by Lennon during the recording of Imagine at Tittenhurst Park.
Measuring approx 31x41" framed, the painting contains one of seven known microphone leads used by John Lennon during the 1971 recording of Imagine. The lead creates the frame for Lennon's iconic wire-framed granny glasses. The
The leads were purchased by the Artist after they were offered for sale by auction in 2011 as part of a sale of Lennon's recording equipment.
Documentation for the auction and authentication for the leads are included with the painting.
With an additional letter from the artists documentating the creation of the painting and how the lead (named Lennon lead1, for authentication purposes) was incorporated into the painting.
(lead is a Neumann IC4 swivel mount and these can be seen very clearly during the film about the making of Imagine)
The painting has been exhibited at the Back to Black Exhibition 2012
and The V Festival Exhibition 2015 and is currently on permanent exhibition in the PAINTPOP GALLERY.
James Wilkinson 1965-
Artist in Residence Hylands House
Artist to the V Festival 2012-
Artist to the Jazz & Blues Festival 2017-
THE FAME BUREAU