AP Story on Leibovitz Image to be Auctioned at Swann
An Annie Leibovitz photograph of John Lennon and Yoko Ono embracing will be among the highlights of Swann’s October 19 auction of Fine Photographs & Select Photobooks. The AP released a brief write-up on the sale of the image today and the story has spread widely.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono, New York, cibachrome print, 1980 has a pre-sale estimate of $10,000 to $15,000. It was taken as part of the Rolling Stone photo shoot that resulted in the iconic 1981 magazine cover. The shoot took place just hours before Lennon was fatally shot.