John Lennon & Yoko Ono – 1968 Vintage Photograph From ‘Two Virgins’ Nude Photo Session (Beatles)

An extraordinary vintage photograph of John Lennon and Yoko Ono nude except for a copy of The Times Business News, from the same photo session that produced the infamous Two Virgins album cover.  According to Wikipedia: Lennon and Ono used a time-delay camera, which was set up by Tony Bramwell, to take nude photographs of themselves for the album’s cover: these were taken at 34 Montigue Square in early October 1968.  Lennon explained that they “were both a bit embarrassed when we peeled off for the picture, so I took it myself with a delayed action shutter.”

This image, with a newspaper blocking Lennon and Ono’s private parts, is a variant of the famous cover photo that we have never seen before.  The back has a number of photo agency stamps and publication dates, the earliest of which is 19 October 1968–which, according to Wikipedia, was weeks after the photograph was taken.  As a vintage print, this is worth far more than a contemporary print.

7.5″x10.5″, in very good condition, with minor creasing and wear to the edges.  A rare print of an image we’ve never seen before.

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