The Art of John Lennon at Del Mar’s Flower Hill Promenade

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one
John Lennon – Imagine

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One of my first records was a Beatles album.  I was a huge fan of John, Paul, and Ringo.  I still have the audiophile boxed vinyl collection of the English versions of their albums.  I didn’t know John was a graphic artist and a show of his work had been on tour for 26 years.  The last show was at Del Mar’s Flower Hill Promenade November 18-20.

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Walking through the small gallery I was amazed by the variety of his work.  He had some colorful drawings that could have been in a children’s books and some x-rated pieces that had protesters up in arms when they were first shown.  Many of his works had simple elegant brushwork like Chinese brush paintings hanging in my living room.  I closed my eyes and imagined John’s beautiful works hanging in my home.  In the background John’s music played.  On the way out I met one of the show’s organizers Rich Horowitz.  We had met before.

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In the 1990’s Off The Record was my source of bootleg cd’s.  There were a lot of bands that didn’t perform in San Diego and the cd’s were my way of listening to live shows.  I didn’t ask Rich where the cd’s came from and Rich didn’t say.  I would go to the El Cajon Blvd store at least once a month and take a look at the bootleg cd area to see what was new.

It was good to see Rich again.  It was good seeing John Lennon’s artwork.

The Art of John Lennon – Final Exhibition
Flower Hill Promenade
2720 Via de la Valle  (lower level near Opus Bank )
Del Mar, CA
(800) 477-5630

2 Comment

  1. Maggie says: Reply

    Love the bootleg CD’s….would love to listen to them! Great pictures of the gallery! Beautiful post.

    1. Soo says: Reply

      I have some really good Jewel and Pearl Jam cd’s. 🙂

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