John Lennon Drawings and Manuscripts Going Up for Auction

A huge trove of John Lennon's writings and drawings is coming up for auction in New York City this summer, offering a renewed look at the former Beatle's lesser known comic literary side. According to Sotheby's, the 89-lot collection titled "You Might Well Arsk" constitutes the most extensive sale ever of Lennon's original artwork, autograph manuscripts and corrected typescripts.

 

The items come from the private collection of Tom Maschler, the publisher partially responsible for creating Britain's prestigious Booker Prize. Maschler worked with Lennon on two books in the 1960s, In His Own Write and A Spaniard In the Works, and the manuscripts came out of those projects.

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March 24, 2014 8:45 AM ET

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