A treasury and a place to meet people of all ages with various interests from all over the World
Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length

Author Topic: Mosaic designed by John Lennon upearthed and recovered : new photographs  (Read 311 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

peregrine9

  • A Thousand Pages
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Female
  • Posts: 3278

Surrey Comet
August 25, 2011
A mosaic designed by John Lennon has been recovered, having gone missing after being removed from the musician’s swimming pool.

The John Lennon Psychedelic Eye, designed and installed in 1967, featured at the deep end wall of the outdoor swimming pool at Kenwood in St George's Hill, Weybridge, where Lennon lived from 1964 to 1969.In 1985 the owners of Kenwood, a Swedish entrepreneur and his wife, and joint owner of the mosaic, Bernard Cochrane, agreed to preserve the work of art.The 17,000 tiles were painstakingly removed to prevent deterioration and allow it to be displayed for all to enjoy.The Psychedelic Eye was featured at the Festival Gardens site in Liverpool until it closed in 1987, after which it was loaned to a children’s hospital on the instruction it would later be returned to the owners.In 2005 the owners discovered the mosaic had never made it to the hospital and quickly found the person who had it. They spent six years trying to recover it from the man, who was claiming ownership of the mosaic.Mr Cochrane said: “We don’t know why it didn’t make it, we probably won’t ever know.”

http://www.surreycomet.co.uk/resources/images/1751612/

http://www.surreycomet.co.uk/resources/images/1751613/

http://www.surreycomet.co.uk/news/topstories/9213895.John_Lennon_mosaic_recovered_after_44_years/
« Last Edit: September 03, 2011, 04:06:05 AM by peregrine9 »
Logged
Life is what happens when your busy making other plans. John Lennon
Sheet Music Plus Homepage

Mairi

  • That Means a Lot
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Female
  • Posts: 7855
  • The owls are not what they seem
Re: Mosaic designed by John Lennon upearthed and recovered : new photographs
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2011, 10:52:25 PM »

Wow, it's got the sixties written all over it! What a cool find, and so unexpected.
Logged
I am posting on an internet forum, therefore my opinion is fact.
 

Page created in 0.673 seconds with 28 queries.