Allan Tannenbaum - Fans mourn the death of John Lennon outside his Dakota apartment. December 12, 1980

Allan Tannenbaum - Fans mourn the death of John Lennon outside his Dakota apartment. December 12, 1980

John Lennon~Death of an Icon~"John Lennon was an English musician who gained worldwide fame as one of the founders of The Beatles, for his subsequent solo career, and for his political activism and pacifism. He was shot by Mark David Chapman at the entrance of the building where he lived, The Dakota, in New York City, on Monday, 8 December 1980; Lennon had just returned from Record Plant Studio with his wife, Yoko Ono."

John Lennon~Death of an Icon~"John Lennon was an English musician who gained worldwide fame as one of the founders of The Beatles, for his subsequent solo career, and for his political activism and pacifism. He was shot by Mark David Chapman at the entrance of the building where he lived, The Dakota, in New York City, on Monday, 8 December 1980; Lennon had just returned from Record Plant Studio with his wife, Yoko Ono."

From the artist: My piece is important to me because it it highlights one of the things our society struggles with #gunviolence.  It shows a before and after image of a man held at gunpoint and then is shot. I chose the glasses to portray this story as a way to reflect this event and its aftermath and also as a reference to the death of John Lennon who was shot leaving behind a memory and his glasses broken and stained with blood.

From the artist: My piece is important to me because it it highlights one of the things our society struggles with #gunviolence. It shows a before and after image of a man held at gunpoint and then is shot. I chose the glasses to portray this story as a way to reflect this event and its aftermath and also as a reference to the death of John Lennon who was shot leaving behind a memory and his glasses broken and stained with blood.

Death of a Dreamer: The Assassination of John Lennon (Single Titles)

Death of a Dreamer: The Assassination of John Lennon (Single Titles)

Times Square Sign Dec 9, 1980 New York City, New York as the world mourns the loss of John Lennon

Times Square Sign Dec 9, 1980 New York City, New York as the world mourns the loss of John Lennon

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The Death of John Lennon   Such a sad day. I remember kids in school wore black arm bands for weeks in recognition of his death.

The Death of John Lennon Such a sad day. I remember kids in school wore black arm bands for weeks in recognition of his death.

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