John Lennon The Original ‘Wired’ Painting by James Wilkinson Containing a Mic Lead used for Imagine


Painting by James Wilkinson
This is an opportunity to own a one-off piece of Music-Rock and Roll Memorabilia
Painting by James Wilkinson
Oil on board 2011
Mounted in imagine songsheets, framed & Glazed
Overall Size 42ins ( 1066 mm ) by 32ins ( 813 mm )
Contains a microphone lead used by Lennon during the recording of Imagine at Tittenhurst Park.
The painting contains one of seven known microphone leads used by John Lennon during the 1971 recording of Imagine. The lead creates the frame for Lennon’s iconic wire-framed granny glasses. The leads were purchased by the Artist after they were offered for sale by auction in 2011 as part of a sale of Lennon’s recording equipment.
Documentation for the auction and authentication for the leads are included with the painting.
With an additional letter from the artists documenting the creation of the painting and how the lead (named Lennon lead 1, for authentication purposes) was incorporated into the painting.
(lead is a Neumann IC4 swivel mount and these can be seen very clearly during the film about the making of Imagine)
The painting has been exhibited at the Back to Black Exhibition 2012
and The V Festival Exhibition 2015. With a copy of Gimme Some Truth DVD showing the use of the microphone leads.

Painted by James Wilkinson
Contemporary portrait pop artist
Work is owned by such as Oasis, Rolling Stones, Prodigy, All saints, James Morrison, Happy Mondays
Work used in hello magazine
Sun newspaper
USA today
Channel 4 Sunday brunch
Artist in residence Hylands House Essex 2009-
Artist to the V festival 2012-
Artist to the Jazz Festival 2016-

Solo Exhibitions
1999 20th Century Pop Voodoo Lounge Leicester Square London
2000 into the Fire Mayfair
2002 James Wilkinson at Ronnie Woods Harrington Club Mayfair
2009 Days of Winters Normandy France
2010 Forever Autumn Hylands House
2011 Back to Black Chelmsford
2012 21st Century Pop
2013 V-Motions V Festival Exhibition Grand Pavilion Hylands Park
2014 V-Scapes V Festival exhibition
2015 Gimne V  Festival Exhibition

2016 V Festival Exhibition


Beatles, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, George Harrison

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