A few months ago we had the pleasure of visiting 'Double Fantasy: John & Yoko' - a free exhibition held at The Museum of Liverpool. Running from 18th May 2018 - 22nd April 2019, the display tells the story of an iconic couple and their powerful love to one another.
With items pulled from Yoko's private collection, you'll get the chance to read hand-written lyrics; watch a rolling programme of films they created together; listen to music, and look at rare artwork and personal possessions.
Yoko Ono Lennon said: “We were a very simple couple just loving each other every day and I just wanted to show the simple truth of us”.
In respect of this, the room is set out as a chronological timeline of the pair, allowing you take a journey through their lives as both individuals and a devoted couple. It's a particularly moving account of their private and public relationship, as the story of the two is finally being told in their own words.
Personal items such as John's New York City t-shirt and wire-rimmed glasses, along with Yoko's large Porsche sunglasses and the pair's wedding outfits are on display throughout the exhibition. Along with this, John's rare Sardonyx guitar and acoustic Gibson guitar which he illustrated on for their 1969 Ben-ins are also available to view.
Yoko Ono at the Double Fantasy exhibition in Liverpool. Photograph: Mark McNulty.
Pay homage to the couple who helped transform art, music and activism forever by taking part in the interactive activities dotted around the room. Play a game of chess; sing in the karaoke booth; watch a film in the 12-seater cinema, or add your personal notes to the Tree of Peace. It's a truly touching exhibition which will leave you in awe of the work they did for music and activism, along with the everlasting love they held for each other.
Even if you're not based in Liverpool, we would definitely recommend getting yourself down there as it's one of the best exhibitions we've seen.
Find out more here: www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/doublefantasy
This exhibition has been made possible with the kind permission of Yoko Ono Lennon.