Rolling Stones Magazine Cover, Two Virgins 1981 HS
Photography : Rolling Stones Magazine Cover Jan. 1981
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Framed : 20x16 in | 51x41 cm
- 🔥 Rare Framed Magazine Cover with Yoko Ono Signature $2,200
Hand SignedLower Center in Ink
Framed with PlexiglassPiano Black & Double Matted
Purchased fromAuction House 2021
Provenance / HistoryCelebrity, japan music, Original signed, framed, double matted Rolling Stone, magazine cover of John, Yoko, includes a JSA authentication card with certification. Measures, 16x20 framed, Frame is gloss black. John And Yoko Appear On Rolling Stone, Hand Signed: Yoko NYC 1986
Story / Additional InfoJohn and Yoko first made the cover of Rolling Stone with the November 23, 1968 issue celebrating the one-year anniversary of the magazine. As on the cover of their album Two Virgins, they were naked for the cover as well, along with a quote from the Bible: "And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed." That photo was also shot by Leibovitz. Lennon had done an interview with the magazine to promote his 1980 album Double Fantasy, his first since 1975. For the cover photo, he insisted Yoko join him. Leibovitz was dispatched to their apartment in the Dakota building in New York, where she showed them a sketch of the pose she had in mind. John and Yoko gave it a go, he wearing nothing and she fully clothed. When Leibovitz showed them a Polaroid, Lennon said it captured their relationship exactly. That night, Lennon was shot and killed outside the building.
Certificate of AuthenticityJsa
Annie Leibovitz - United States
Art Brokerage: Annie Leibovitz American Artist: 1949 American photographer, b. Waterbury, Conn., as Anna-Lou Leibovitz. A celebrated portrait photographer, she began contributing photographs to Rolling Stone in 1970, was named its chief photographer three years later, and became known for her images of rock personalities, notably a 1975 Rolling Stones concert tour series and a 1980 double portrait of a nude John Lennon clinging to a clothed Yoko Ono. Leibovitz moved away from reportage and on to a wider range of celebrity subjects when she became a principal photographer for Vanity Fair magazine in 1983. In the mid-1980s she also began photographing for major corporate advertisers. Her arresting images of the famous and the unknown, in deeply saturated color or modulated black and white, generally posed and always technically superb, represent a broad survey of American popular culture. Her books include 1983 and 1991 collections, Olympic Portraits (1996), Women (1999), and American Music. In recent years she has photographed every major celebrity in the world. Listings wanted by Art Brokerage.