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John and Yoko art space recreated
Yoko Ono
Yoko Ono is exhibiting at the reopened gallery
Indica, the '60s conceptual art space where John Lennon first met his future partner Yoko Ono, has been temporarily recreated in London.

Open between 1965 and 1967, the Mayfair gallery was backed by Sir Paul McCartney and run by John Dunbar, then married to Marianne Faithfull.

Lennon met Ono there in November 1966, at an exhibition of her work.

The influential space is being revived at Riflemaker, a Soho gallery opened on the site of a former gun shop.

Wrapping paper

Work by artists who showed at the gallery in the Sixties, including Ono, Julio Le Parc and Mark Boyle, will be on display at the Riflemaker Becomes Indica exhibition.

Yoko Ono and John Lennon
John Lennon, pictured with Yoko Ono, was a regular visitor

Creations by contemporary artists such as Conrad Shawcross and Jaime Gili will also be featured.

McCartney was heavily involved in the gallery's original opening, designing its wrapping paper and even helping out on its construction.

Jane Asher, McCartney's then girlfriend, donated an old-fashioned till for use on the premises, while a teenage Marc Bolan painted the walls.

Other visitors included film director Roman Polanski, author William S Burroughs and American 'beat poet' Allen Ginsberg.


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