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The 30th Anniversary of John Lennon's Death

A Sad 'John' by Astrid Kirshherr (photog.) after Stu's death. Stu was a beatle -- he played bass. Good friend of Johns. Paul played guitar. Stu quit Beatles & did ART again, he died of a brain anyeurism. John was very close friends w/Stu -- which is why it was almost impossible to fire him.


Kirchherr took a number of photographs of Stuart Sutcliffe in the attic room of her family home in Hamburg. Sutcliffe used this space to make his key series of abstract expressionist paintings between 1961 and 1962. Following Sutcliffe’s death in 1962, John Lennon and George Harrison asked Kirchherr to photograph them both in the same space.