Leibovitz portrait of John and Yoko up for auction

Beatle John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono, show off the handiwork of Danish hairdresser Miss Aase Haukrogh, 27, who sheared off their hair at their farmhouse retreat in North Jutland, Denmark on Jan. 23, 1970. (AP Photo)

September 17, 2010 6:53:58 PM PDT
A photo that Annie Leibovitz took of John Lennon shortly before he was killed is going up for auction in New York City.

The photo was taken in December 1980 for Rolling Stone magazine. It shows Ono and her husband embracing while reclining.

It is not the famous photo on the cover featuring a nude Lennon with a clothed Yoko Ono.

It's one of 40 copies and is expected to bring $10,000 to $15,000 at Swann Auction Galleries on Oct. 19.

The photo is being sold by a private collector and is not part of Leibovitz's highly publicized settlement over her debts and rights to her own work.


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