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‘Mona Lennon’ painting from Liverpool’s Capital of Culture re-IMAGINE-ed for Eurovision

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‘Mona Lennon’ painting from Liverpool’s Capital of Culture re-IMAGINE-ed for Eurovision
'Mona-Lennon' reimagined for Eurovision Credit: Alex Corina

The ‘Mona Lennon’ Painting has been recreated to raise money for Ukrainians in Liverpool.

Acclaimed Merseyside artist Alex Corina, the man behind the famous ‘Mona Lennon’ painting from Liverpool’s Capital of Culture Year in 2008, has recreated his iconic collage for Eurovision to raise much-needed money for Ukrainian refugees in the city.

Corina has reprised his original Mona Lennon collage/painting from 20 years ago which he painted to support Liverpool’s bid to be European City of Culture in 2003. 

Alex Corina said:

“John Lennon championed the anti-war movement during the time of the Vietnam War and his message still stands today.

“I want to support the local work being carried for people from Ukraine by donating some of the profits from this print to local organisations working with refugees. 

“I will be supporting Refugee Women Connect set up to support women of all nationalities who are asylum seekers, refugees and survivors of trafficking over the next couple of months.”

The new painting will be unveiled in Liverpool this week just a few hundred yards from John Lennon’s first family home in Newcastle Rd where the former Beatle lived until the age of 5. 

Alex’s new artwork will be launched at Bean There coffee shop on Penny Lane. It will sit alongside his exhibition of Sefton Park paintings which were completed in 2022 to celebrate Sefton Park’s 150th Anniversary. with a wonderful collection of paintings that blend realism with vibrant colours. 

They include the park’s iconic Palm House, Eros Fountain, Iron Bridge and famous Victorian bandstand. 

Alex is hoping to take the painting, ‘Imagine: Peace in Ukraine’, on tour around Merseyside, taking in some of the area’s wonderful independent coffee shops and other locations “where you wouldn’t expect to see” a work of art proclaiming the message of peace.

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