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John and Yoko portrait by Leibovitz to be auctioned

By: Sampurn Wire
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An iconic photo of ex-Beatles man John Lennon and his wife would be up for grabs very soon. This is a photo that was taken by Annie Leibovitz.

The historic value of the photo increases by several folds since the picture was taken right before John Lennon was killed. The picture is going to go under the hammer in the Big Apple. The photo was clicked in the month of December in the year 1980 for the celebrated music and lifestyle magazine, the Rolling Stone. The picture shows Ono and her husband embracing in a warmly while in a reclining position.

It is not the photo that graced the cover of the magazine. The one that was on the cover showcased a nude Lennon and a clothed Yoko Ono posing together.

It's just one of the 40 copies and the auctioneers expect a sum of $10,000 to $15,000 for it. The auction would be held at the fantastic Swann Auction Galleries on the 19th of October.

The photo is being put on to auction by a private collector; keep in mind that it"s not a part of Leibovitz's extremely publicized agreement over her debts as well as her rights to her own work.

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