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News |  30 Jul 2015 16:34 |  By RnMTeam

John Lennon honoured through Tapestry in New York

MUMBAI: Japanese multimedia artist, singer and peace activist Yoko Ono, teamed up with Irish rock band U2's Bono and The Edge, to honour late singer John Lennon through a tapestry in New York.

The John Lennon Amnesty International Tapestry was presented inside the Registry Room at the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration on Wednesday, reports

The 24-feet by 10-feet tapestry depicts Manhattan as a yellow submarine with Lennon as its captain waving a peace sign.

The artwork was unveiled on the 40th anniversary of the former Beatles member receiving his green card allowing him permanent residency in the United States.

The tapestry was commissioned by Art For Amnesty founder Bill Shipsey as a token of appreciation for Ono, 82, giving Amnesty International rights to record covers of Lennon's post-Beatles songs.

While giving a speech, Bono noted that Lennon in the tapestry was shown giving the same peace sign that he famously flashed in front of the Statue of Liberty after succeeding in his immigration case.