John Lennon’s First Self-Portrait to Be Sold at a UK Auction in September

Steve Behr/Stockfile/CooperOwen.comA painting that’s being described as John Lennon‘s first “selfie” will go under the hammer next month via CooperOwen Music Media Auctions in London. The late Beatles legend’s self-portrait is expected to fetch about 3 million pounds — or just under $5 million.

Lennon depicted himself as a red-colored, abstract figure standing sideways, with a flabby stomach and what appear to be male breasts. He painted the picture in 1958 while attending Liverpool College of Art with original Beatles bass player Stuart Sutcliffe. It’s believed the work was created for an art …read more