Rare photographs of rock star John Lennon, taken during his most artistically and commercially productive period, will be on display and available for purchase at the Arete Gallery in New Hope Borough later this month
The photographs that will be on display from from May 19 to May 21 were taken by May Pang, Lennon’s lover during the infamous “lost weekend” that lasted for 18 months from 1973 to 1975.
Pang’s candid photographs capture Lennon in a comfortable, relaxed environment, and are a unique glimpse into the private life of the iconic musician.
Admission to the exhibit is free.
During the Lost Weekend, Lennon produced some of his most famous works, including the albums “Mind Games”, “Walls and Bridges”, and “Rock and Roll”, as well as collaborations with rock legends Elton John, David Bowie, Harry Nilsson, Mick Jagger, and Ringo Starr.
Pang was reported to be instrumental in encouraging Lennon to reconnect with his family and friends, leading to a reunion with Paul McCartney and a memorable jam session between the two Beatles.
Pang also arranged for Julian Lennon to visit his father for the first time in almost three years.
One of Pang’s photographs of Julian appears on the cover of Julian’s latest album, entitled “Jude.”
The exhibition features several photos from a memorable period when Pang rented a house in Santa Monica and moved in with Lennon and fellow partiers Ringo Starr, Keith Moon (The Who), and Harry Nilsson.
Another highlight of the exhibition is the only photograph that exists of John Lennon signing the contract to dissolve the Beatles, which has never been available to the public for purchase until now.
Pang will be in attendance at the Arete Gallery, meeting customers and sharing stories behind the photographs. The exhibition coincides with the release of the feature film documentary “The Lost Weekend: A Love Story,” which premiered in theaters last month.
“The Lost Weekend – The Photography of May Pang” provides fans with a unique opportunity to see John Lennon through the lens of someone who knew him intimately during one of the most creative periods of his life.
Arete Gallery said the exhibition is a must-see for fans of the legendary musician.
For more information, visit the Arete Gallery website.