A portraits by John Lennon depicting himself as Hitler is being sold for $54,000.
The crude sketch — which the Beatle did at art college in the 1950s — shows Lennon on a podium with his hand raised in a Nazi salute and the words “Heil John” repeated several times, as if being chanted by an audience below.
“He drew these when he was a college student, and the fact that he even thought of depicting himself as Hitler is weird,” said Gary Zimet of Moments in Time, which is arranging the sale. Zimet added, “Original Lennon drawings are very desirable and they are ultra rare.”
Lennon began attending the Liverpool College of Art in 1957.
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