‘Lennon’ is a Giclée print by contemporary artist JubeJube (aka Martin Smith). Printed onto Minuet paper, the print is available in standard or XL, each size from a limited edition of 25, signed and numbered by the artist.
Contemporary artist Martin Smith - better known by his alter ego, JubeJube - has a penchant for the iconic. His work is crafted around famous faces, reproducing the likes of Sophia Loren, Audrey Hepburn and Kate Moss in dappled, painterly style. His recent series focuses on late greats of the music world, which he has immortalised in stained glass designs: powerful tributes which are not only aesthetically captivating but sacred and symbolic, filled with a bygone reverence that well befits the iconic figures.
‘Lennon’ depicts none other than the iconic John Lennon, his portrait set against a patterned, mosaic-tiled background in hues of soft green. Framing his head like a sacred halo, Smith has printed the infamous line ‘no hell below us above us only sky’ from the song ‘Imagine’, recasting the singer as a saintly depiction in a clever twist of icon meets iconography. The print is beautiful, powerful and moving: a fitting tribute to one world’s most cherished stars.