This premiere exhibition and sale of Julian Lennon’s stunning collection of limited edition and hand signed portraiture and landscape photography, entitled Timeless, is curated by one of the most sought after celebrity photographers, Timothy White and sponsored by Lennon’s charity, The White Feather FoundationDuggal Visual Solutions, Inc. and Canson Inc., creators of the world’s finest Fine Art and Photo Papers: Canson Infinity.

The Morrison Hotel Gallery Bowery
313 Bowery (Bowery & Bleecker Street)
New York, NY 10003

September 17-October 7, 2010

tel: 212.677.2253
www.morrisonhotelgallery.com




“I have always felt that I have observed life, in a different way than others; probably because my life has been very different than most. Music has always been one creative outlet for me, but now I’m happy to add another one too, that being photography.”
– Julian Lennon


‘Fire In The Sky’ by Julian Lennon [Photograph © Julian Lennon courtesy of the Morrison Hotel Gallery]

Julian Lennon developed a love for photography at a very young age and over the years has been perfecting his work.


‘Ash Cloud’ by Julian Lennon [Photograph © Julian Lennon courtesy of the Morrison Hotel Gallery]

TIMELESS will showcase Lennon’s landscape work, and also take us into his studio where he recently photographed U2 as they recorded their newest album.


‘Réflexion’ by Julian Lennon [Photograph © Julian Lennon courtesy of the Morrison Hotel Gallery]

In addition, Lennon takes us behind the scenes for a photographic look at the Sean Lennon tour.


‘Zebrak’ by Julian Lennon [Photograph © Julian Lennon courtesy of the Morrison Hotel Gallery]

Lennon has enjoyed an accomplished music career, including multiple awards from 1985 onward.

His much anticipated sixth album, Everything Changes, will be released in early 2011.


‘Hills To The Sea’ by Julian Lennon [Photograph © Julian Lennon courtesy of the Morrison Hotel Gallery]

Lennon has been focused on making a difference in what has become a rather sensitively-balanced world.


‘Cotton Cloud’ by Julian Lennon [Photograph © Julian Lennon courtesy of the Morrison Hotel Gallery]

The White Feather Foundation embraces environmental and humanitarian issues in conjunction with partners from around the world and works to raise funds for the betterment of all life, and to honor those who have truly made a difference.



Peter Blachley, co-owner of the Morrison Hotel Gallery says, “Timothy White has captured the essence of Julian’s style as we witness the emergence of a fine new photographer. We are very excited about working with Julian’s photography and being the first gallery in the world to present his artwork.”

Lennon’s photos on display are printed exclusively on Canson Infinity’s Edition Etching Rag and BFK Rives papers, two museum-quality papers hand selected by Julian Lennon for this exhibition. Canson Infinity, crafted in the Canson and Arches mills in France, recently won the prestigious Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) award for their Baryta Photographique, selected by TIPA as the Best Fine Art Ink Jet Paper of 2010.

“We are delighted that Julian Lennon selected our fine art papers for his new exhibit ‘Timeless’,” said Robert Toth, Vice President of Marketing at Canson. “Julian’s photography has left us with a lasting impression and we are thrilled to be a part of this exhibition at the Morrison Hotel Gallery.”

Also sponsoring this exhibit is Duggal Visual Solutions, Inc., one of the nation’s top photo/imaging facilities, and supplier of printing, imaging, wide format graphics, and display services. Duggal was incorporated in 1963 and is based in New York City.





Julian Lennon On His New Photos of U2, Kate Hudson

“My dad wasn’t really a photographer, so it just allows me to breathe a little more,” says Lennon. “This is my own thing.”
Plus: Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon, Patti Boyd at the gallery opening.

by Patrick Doyle, Rolling Stone


Julian Lennon at the Morrison Hotel Gallery, New York City, for the private premiere of his photography exhibition “Timeless,” September 16, 2010. [Dipasupil/FilmMagic]

The opening of Julian Lennon’s “Timeless: The Photography of Julian Lennon” last night at New York’s Morrison Hotel Gallery, was, as you might expect, jam-packed.

Midway through the evening, Yoko Ono, Sean and Julian Lennon themselves emerged into the room for a tour, laughing together and pausing to look at intimate shots of U2.

“My dad wasn’t really a photographer, so it just allows me to breathe a little more,” Lennon told Rolling Stone. “He used to take a couple Polaroid’s, but it wasn’t a potential career. This is my own thing.”


Sean Lennon, Yoko Ono Lennon and Julian Lennon, Morrison Hotel Gallery, New York City, September 16, 2010. [Teodoro/WireImage]

Julian’s mother Cynthia Lennon, Patti Boyd, George Harrison’s first wife, and Sid Bernstein, 92, the promoter who first brought the Beatles to the U.S., also came to see the exhibit, Lennon’s first.

May Pang, Lennon’s girlfriend during his eighteen-month “Lost Weekend” between 1973 to 1975, also attended — making it the first time she, Cynthia Lennon, Yoko Ono, Sean and Julian have all been in the same room together.


‘Timeless’ – Irina Lazarean, Sean Lennon, Yoko Ono Lennon and Julian Lennon view the work on display at the Morrison Hotel Gallery in New York City, September 16, 2010. [Bank/WireImage]

The photos fell into two categories: landscapes, and portraits of celebrity friends like Kate Hudson and U2, shot as they recorded their next album.

Lennon said he became serious about his hobby when he spent two weeks on the road with Sean Lennon as Sean toured Eastern Europe.

“I surprised him on the road,” Lennon says. “I literally turned up at a gig.”


Photographers Bob Gruen, Timothy White, Julian Lennon, and Mick Rock. [Dipasupil/FilmMagic]

Lennon says U2 approached him earlier this summer looking for a studio to finish some tracks. He offered at his 14th century home in the South of France.

“The Edge came to me and said ‘Please take some pictures,” Lennon recalls.

Displayed were several intimate black-and-white shots of the band: a close-up of Bono’s weathered-seeming face, a candid of Adam Clayton sitting alone on a white stairwell, and the Edge sitting in a booth on a plane, with a lyric sheet in front of him.

“To a degree, it’s a side of the boys that hasn’t been seen before … I just didn’t want to get in the way,” Lennon said. “The moment I thought there was any heavy air, I would clear out.”


Yoko Ono Lennon embraces Cynthia Lennon. [Teodoro/WireImage]

One of the most striking U2 shots is of Bono in the studio, sitting underneath a headshot of John Lennon in his early greaser days. “Initially, I called it a Lennon Sandwich,” Julian said. “Now I call it ‘Someone To Look Up To.’ Bono was there, and I look up to him, and he looks up to dad.”

Lennon also shot the band onstage in Vienna in late August. “They’re mates, so if they’re on the road and I’m in the neighborhood, I’m there.”


Julian Lennon and Sean Lennon are joined by their respective mothers, Cynthia Lennon and Yoko Ono Lennon. [Teodoro/WireImage]

For music, Lennon played the instrumental version of his first full album since 1998’s Photograph Smile.

He told Rolling Stone the album has been finished for three years, but he hasn’t released yet because of frustrations with the music business. He does, however, expect to put it out this spring.

“In some ways the photography will bring people back to the music,” Lennon observed. “The process of doing [photo] work and getting it out to the public is a lot smoother than the road I’ve had with music.”


The White Feather Foundation

“Dad once said to me that should he pass away, if there was some way of letting me know he was going to be ok, that we were all going to be ok, the message would come to me in the form a white feather. Then something happened to me about ten years ago when I was on tour in Australia. I was presented with a white feather by an Aboriginal tribal elder, which definitely took my breath away. One thing for sure is that the white feather has always represented peace to me.”

Julian Lennon



The Morrison Hotel Gallery is about people. Founded in 2001 by former record company executive and producer Peter Blachley, former independent record store owner Rich Horowitz and music photographer Henry Diltz, The Morrison Hotel Gallery has grown to become the major brand in fine art music photography. As you view some of the most inspiring and iconic images of music and musicians photographed over the last fifty-plus years, think about the people who existed on both sides of the lens. They most likely had no idea what they were creating or how timeless the image would become. Music photography elicits an emotional reaction that is unique to all of us. It is no more than one-second of life at the time it takes to click the shutter. But what is forever frozen is timeless, and that’s what draws us to the photographs. We as people can’t live forever, but it seems as though the images do.

The Morrison Hotel Gallery Bowery
313 Bowery (Bowery & Bleecker Street)
New York, NY 10003

September 17-October 7, 2010

, tel: 212.677.2253
www.morrisonhotelg

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War is over: Peace in the Lennon family as Yoko, Julian and Sean are pictured together for the first time in years

by Daily Mail Reporter, The Daily Mail

Julian Lennon and Yoko Ono have been locked in a feud for years, but it seems the pair has finally managed to overcome its differences.

Ono, 77, and her son with John Lennon, Sean, both turned out to support Julian’s new art exhibition in New York last week.

And the group put on a united front, posing for photographers for the first time in years, and looking every bit the happy family.

Happy family: Sean, left, Yoko Ono and Julian Lennon pose together at Julian's art exhibition in New York
Happy family: Sean, left, Yoko Ono and Julian Lennon pose together at Julian’s art exhibition in New York

Julian, 47, Lennon’s son with his first wife Cynthia, has had a series of public spats with Ono in the past over The Beatles’ legacy.

He has accused his father’s second wife of manipulating her son Sean, 34, and battled with her over his late father’s estate.

All you need is love: John Lennon's two sons exchange a smile as Yoko hugs Julian
All you need is love: John Lennon’s two sons exchange a smile as Yoko hugs Julian.

But it seems they are now back on good terms, with the group laughing and hugging at the portraiture and landscape photography exhibition at the Morrison Hotel.

‘Things are good between us,’ Julian told the New York Post.

‘Whenever I’m in New York we all get together. Sean even asked me to shoot his album cover — for free, of course.’

Let It Be: from right, Yoko, Julian and Sean - along with Julian's mother Cynthia - have rarely been pictured together. They were captured together in 1989 at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York to celebrate one of Julian's concerts
Let It Be: from right, Yoko, Julian and Sean – along with Julian’s mother Cynthia – have rarely been pictured together.
They were captured together in 1989 at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York to celebrate one of Julian’s concerts




Photos by Bob Gruen


Julian Lennon and Sean Lennon are joined by Yoko Ono Lennon. [Bob Gruen]


Julian Lennon and Sean Lennon are joined by their respective mothers, Cynthia Lennon and Yoko Ono Lennon.. [Bob Gruen]


Yoko Ono Lennon and Cynthia Lennon. [Bob Gruen]


Brothers Sean and Julian Lennon. [Bob Gruen]

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22 Responses to Julian Lennon: ‘Timeless’ exhibition at Morrison Hotel Gallery, NYC: Sept17-Oct7

  1. Rosie Vallejo says:

    love you songs, and Photos, of family Peace, God Bless you and your beautiful family Love U❤️

  2. Mariluz says:

    JULIAN. . . you again!. Congratulations, you did it!. Also, the John´s dream saw in that moment: ONLY PEACE!

  3. Karen Fohner says:

    So happy that you all found peace finally. Beautiful pics,enjoyed them very much. I just read Cynthia’s book and am so happy things are better for you all,much love to you.

  4. Jena Douglas says:

    Julian. My dad is a photographer and so I know what goes on behind the lens. You do have some timeless photos very nice. I am so happy for you and your success as a photographer, but remember you are a great songwriter too! As with all the arts it is a good way to get what is inside out! I have a blog I write called, Change The World; Write A Song. I believe everyone has a song. thank you for sharing your songs and your art. If you’re interested in reading some of my blog go here http://jenadouglas.wordpress.com (I know it’s a cheap way to self advertise but it is for a good cause.)
    cheers!

  5. Christina says:

    I love this! <3333333
    God bless you all!
    *^-^*

  6. lorraine says:

    Beautiful photos PEACE FOR EVER !!!!

  7. Caroline Good says:

    The whole family looks great. Julian and Sean both look a lot like their father, handsome.
    John left us so many gifts. Today is Dec. 8th and I’m especially sad at the loss of him.
    Julian, your photographs are beautiful, they are like abstract paintings.
    Good for you and for all of you for being able to be a family in peace and love.
    Wishing you the best.

  8. What a Joy to see peace and love so beautifully expressed –
    in the Lennon family and their togetherness,
    and Julian’s way to see!
    His photography is very inspiring and opens up a world of peace
    and beauty
    re-kindling this truth in all of us .
    Thank you for your gift, Julian

  9. Susan says:

    PEACE at last!

    Great photos, Julian, and good to see family together sharing a common purpose!

    Susan

  10. some internet dude says:

    Julian looks like he got the talent from dad, the talent that Yoko and Sean always tried to attain but never quit achieve.
    Julian has a good eye by the way.

  11. yiske says:

    It’s really great to see all you Lennons getting allong so well today! I love you all; God bless you!

  12. lynne gomez says:

    so wonderful to see these faces we’ve all known for so many years together AND smiling. looks to me like there was really 2 “beautiful boys” after all. love and best wishes to all…..

  13. Ginny Guanco says:

    what a touching scene to see everyone in John’s life together!

  14. Howard Hobbss Lainhart says:

    Jullian,great show,lots of luck in the future,hope you continue to use your minds eye in your photos,Morrison gallery ,grea tplace to show,

  15. What a beautiful scene. John is smiling in Heaven.
    I think I saw a white feather drift by as I watched his family embrace one another for Jules’ lovely exhibit.

  16. Lyndyb says:

    I saw a piece on Julian on CBS Sunday morning and it was really nice to see them all together and on cordial – even friendly – terms.

    It was great to see Julian looking so healthy and happy – and to have apparently found some measure of peace and happiness. He looks to be gifted in yet another art beyond music, as his photographs were beautiful. He seems to have been accepted by the photography world and I hope this gives him the respect I feel he’s always craved – on his terms for his own merits and not in comparison of or because of his family ties. I always felt he was gifted musically, but feared his success was because of his last name. Wishing him health, peace and happiness.

  17. ginger g says:

    Julian, best wishes with your gallery shows. I love your photography. From one artist to another……………an artist sees the world with a special eye, the eye for the beauty most walk by, and never truly take the time to absorb.

    Ginger.G.

  18. Great Photography Julian. I like the serenity of the images. Wish I could live in such places and enjoy nature’s beauty everyday. Seeing the beauty in your photography at least reminds us of the beauty in the world even if we are not there at this very moment.

  19. zanelka says:

    Peace in a family is always needed and lovely that you had symbol to hold your heart, while you found your peace.

  20. deedub says:

    Nice article! It’s great to see Julian so happy. His photos are amazing.

  21. Pauline Lambert says:

    Very nice photos…nice to see peace and support in the Lennon family-Beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing…

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