John Lennon during his "Lost weekend" in Los Angeles, 1974. (Photo courtesy Getty Images)

Art World Abstracts: John Lennon’s Paintings on View in L.A., and More!

Imagine all the… paintings? John Lennon once professed to MoMA solo show star Yoko Ono that all he wanted to do was paint, but that was impossible, because he was a Beatle. Well, now he’s getting a show, in West Hollywood, courtesy the Adopt the Arts Foundation. It’s good to see Lennon back in L.A., where his infamous “lost weekend” (“weekend” meaning 1973, 1974, and 1975) found him producing, recording and playing on a bunch of marvelous throwaway tunes, like this one, of Mick Jagger singing an old Willie Dixon tune.

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