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Photo of Lennon’s Glasses Sold

April 18, 2002

LONDON (AP) _ A photograph of John Lennon’s spectacles, bloodstained from when he was fatally shot outside his New York apartment building, sold at auction on Wednesday for about $13,000.

The image was taken by the musician’s wife, Yoko Ono, and is one of only six such prints.

It shows Lennon’s trademark round spectacles beside a glass of water on a table set against the window of the couple’s apartment in the Dakota building near Central Park, revealing a blurred view of the Manhattan skyline in the background.

Lennon was shot and killed outside the apartment in December 1980.

Ono used the photo as the cover illustration for her album ``Season of Glass,″ which she released eight months after Lennon’s death.

The buyer was anonymous.

The seller was Johnnie Walker, a fund-raiser for Artist Residencies of Tokyo, or ART, a nonprofit organization that helps support Japanese artists.

Walker originally bought the photo from Ono in a private sale and agreed to abide by her wish that he would only ever sell it to raise funds for ART.

The sale of show business memorabilia by London auction house Bonham’s included previously unseen footage of the Beatles’ ``Magical Mystery Tour″ film, which sold for about $7,600.

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