NEW YORK, NY.- The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Annex NYC
presents John Lennon: The New York City Years. This extraordinary exhibit presents exclusive artifacts from the life and work of John Lennon a true legend of music and one of the greatest artists and activists of the twentieth century. The exhibit features never‐before‐seen items that uniquely commemorate Lennons life in New York City.
John would have been so pleased that the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Annex in New York is honoring his life and work. It was a city we called home for many years and I so hope it will be a true gift to New York Citys residents and visitors that have been such supportive fans, said Yoko Ono.
This special feature exhibit is created by Yoko Ono and curated by Jim Henke, Vice President of Exhibitions and Curatorial Affairs, for the New York City Annex. The exhibit includes a selection of rare artifacts, films and photos as well as exclusive New York‐centric additions provided by the generosity of Yoko Ono. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Annex NYC exhibit in SoHo is expected to make a big impact on the millions of fans who adore John Lennon, telling the story of his time in New York, a place he dearly loved.
"Yoko Ono has been very generous to the Hall of Fame over the years, and we are delighted to be able to work with her on this new exhibit," Henke said. "John Lennon spent the last nine years of his life in New York, and he loved the city. This exhibit will examine those years and the many things John accomplished while in New York."
Were ecstatic to bring this John Lennon exhibit to the Annex. New York is an integral part of our music history and holds major significance to John and Yoko. Its an honor to showcase the life and work of such an extraordinary rock and roll legend, said Michael Cohl of S2BN Entertainment, one of the producing partners.
A portion of the cost of each ticket to the exhibition will be donated to Spirit Foundations, a charitable foundation set up by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, to further John and Yoko's philanthropic initiatives.
As a pivotal figure in the history of Rock and Roll, the extraordinary legacy of John Lennon will receive a well‐deserved spotlight with this new exhibit. This will be the must‐see event for music fans in New York and around the world, said Arny Granat of Jam Exhibitions, one of the producing partners.