Since opening in May 2018, Double Fantasy has become one of the Museum of Liverpool’s most popular exhibitions, attracting more than 300,000 visitors. Part of John and Yoko’s ongoing Imagine Peace campaign, the exhibition shows how the couple used their fame and influence to campaign for peace and human rights across the world, transforming not only their own lives, but art, music and activism forever.
Yoko Ono Lennon said: “I am so happy that Double Fantasy is popular with visitors to the Museum of Liverpool, as I know John would be too. It means a lot to me that they are engaging with it emotionally, posting their tributes and wishes for peace.”
Many visitors to Double Fantasy have been moved to express their own feelings of what love and peace mean to them by posting on the Wish Trees and Remember Love wall that feature in the exhibition. More than 24,000 tags have been hung from the Wish Trees, while around 26,000 notes have been inscribed and placed on the wall surrounding Iain Macmillan’s portrait of John Lennon. When the exhibition closes, all notes and tags will be stored at IMAGINE PEACE TOWER, Yoko’s memorial to John which she unveiled in 2007 on the island of Videy, Reykjavik in Iceland.
The ground-breaking exhibition which is drawn from Yoko Ono Lennon’s own private collection was originally due to close 22 April 2019. It is the first to explore the personal and creative chemistry between Yoko Ono and John Lennon, featuring many objects that have never been displayed before.
Paul Gallagher, Deputy Director of the Museum of Liverpool said: “The response from visitors has been amazing. While the beauty of Double Fantasy is the evident deep and powerful love John and Yoko had for one another through their art, music and film, it is also a very human story that has resonated with visitors.”
From the intimate to the iconic, the exhibition brings together unmissable objects and artworks, including hand-written lyrics, original artworks, instruments, John and Yoko’s wedding outfits and other items of clothing and personal objects owned by the pair.
This exhibition has been made possible with the kind permission of Yoko Ono Lennon.
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