Lennon cartoon fetches £35,000
A self-portrait cartoon of John Lennon and wife Yoko Ono drafted during their infamous 1969 "bed-in" has sold for more than £37,000 at auction.
The simple caricature was drawn by the former Beatle as he staged his peace protest Suite 1742 at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Canada.
The picture was drawn in felt pen during the week-long bed-in, during which Lennon and Ono gave press conferences about the need for world peace, and performed the song Give Peace A Chance. The image went for £37,250.
Also sold at the rock and pop memorabilia sale at Christie's in South Kensington was a sequinned jacket worn by Michael Jackson - which went for more than 10 times the estimate.
The black sequinned stage jacket prompted a bidding frenzy from two hopeful buyers, pushing the pre-sale estimate of around £2,000 to a final sale price of £22,500 on the eve of the anniversary of the star's death.
A Gibson SG guitar used by Pete Townshend during a 1971 tour with The Who was the highest priced item, going for £49,250 - twice the estimate.
It was part of the largest collection of Who memorabilia ever sold at auction, which went for a total of £169,946.