Wednesday, August 08, 2007
London (ANI): John Lennon and Yoko Ono are famous for showing off naked skin in the name of peace, love and contemporary art, but the widow of the late singer has revealed they were actually shy about being snapped with nothing on. Yoko has divulged that the renowned Two Virgins photo, in which the couple posed stark naked side-by-side, wearing nothing between them but hippy beads, specs and big hair, was taken in private.
The artist said that her late husband was coy about shedding his clothes for his first nude picture, which was to become the cover of the couple's 1968 experimental album. The image fuelled anger amongst fans, resulting in the album being sold in brown paper bags and even confiscated as obscenity in some parts of the United States.
"John was no exhibitionist either," the Daily Express quoted Yoko, as saying. "He took that Two Virgins photo with a timer and cleared everyone out of the room so we could do it in secret. It was so funny because the whole world would eventually see it anyway," she added.