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John and Yoko: A New York Love Story

John and Yoko: A New York Love Story

KGallery will host an exhibition of the rare photographs of the famous couple.

Personal exhibition of the American photographer Allan Tannenbaum “John and Yoko: A New York Love Story” will be held in St. Petersburg from December 3, 2016 to February 7, 2017. Presented for the first time in Russia, the exposition will be a sensation for all the admirers of the legendary singer and songwriter who co-founded The Beatles.

The exhibition at Kgallery will feature 40 rare images of the famous couple dated by the end of the 1970s, where John Lennon is captured with his beloved, the artist Yoko Ono. All the pictures are unique because during that period of their life the famous couple was photographed only in exceptional cases or for the close friends.

Allan Tannenbaum had unique and total access to John and Yoko, who were emerging from five years of seclusion and avoiding the media. As one of the few photographers with whom John and Yoko were close, Tannenbaum was privileged to be able to capture many intimate moments between the two. On November 26, 1980 he was present as an official photographer at the filming of the video “Starting Over” and the couple’s walks in the Central Park.

The resulting photographs, many of which have never before been available to the public, portray a couple deeply in love--playful, spiritual, and remarkably at home in front of the camera while expressing their feelings to each other. John cherished these images of Yoko and was moved by their beauty and grace.

The prologue to rare set of images, John Lennon's last live performance. On Desember 8, 1980 John Lennon was murdered by a lone gunman.

The exhibition “John and Yoko: A New York Love Story” will take place from December 3, 2016 to February 7, 2017 and will be timed to the 10th anniversary of the KGallery.