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Intimate images of John Lennon, Yoko Ono and Andy Warhol in the 1970s

It is extremely well reported that Andy Warhol became close friends with John Lennon throughout the 1970s, the pair becoming inseparable during their time in and around New York City.

The friendship of the two blossomed after the introduction of Yoko Ono, the Japanese-American multimedia artist who rubbed shoulders with the likes of Warhol, Dan Richter, Peggy Guggenheim and other influential artists of the time.

John Lennon once described his wife as “the world’s most famous unknown artist: everybody knows her name, but nobody knows what she does,” which of course, acts as a counterbalance to her close friend Andy Warhol whose work became internationally renowned in a number of different fields.

Despite their differing approaches to art, the three-way friendship of Ono, Warhol and Lennon blossomed for years and a series of obscure photos were taken of the three together in various different scenarios. Such was the strength of their relationship that Ono was invited to speak at Warhol’s funeral back in 1987.

Varying from selfie Polaroid pictures to the slightly questionable photo taken of Yoko Ono, Andy Warhol and John Lennon all groping each other, the series of images collected in the 1970s represent a friendship that was as honest as the art that all three created.

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