Friday, February 12, 2010

John Lennon's Psychedelic 1965 Rolls Royce






a better gallery of it can be seen here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/21109658@N00/106322715


The inspiration for the design came from Marijke Koger, one of the design collective ‘The Fool’ who were responsible for numerous seminal pieces of the period and were very influential in the psychedelic art movement. Marjke states in an email to me “I was staying at John’s house in 68 [she miss-states the date!] to paint his piano and he had a painted gypsy wagon in is garden. I suggested to him that he paint the Rolls like the gypsy wagon, which he thought was a great idea...”

It sold for a record sum of $3,006,385 at a Sotheby's auction in New York in 1985 to Jim Pattison, a Canadian. Later, as an act of kindness, Pattison offered the car to the queen of England. Today, it can be found on display at the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria. http://obviousmag.org/en/archives/2008/07/john_lennons_psychedelic_rolls_royce.html#ixzz0fNz8kmVa

and here is another found on http://driven.urbandaddy.com/

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