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


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.


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.


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 Replies to “The Art of John Lennon at Del Mar’s Flower Hill Promenade”

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

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

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