The famous picture is one you’ve probably seen before. If not, it’s pictured here. That picture was taken on the 8th of December 1980, the same day he was killed.
Photographer Annie Leibovitz met Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono at their apartment in The Dakota building in New York to do the shoot. Only five hours later, Lennon would be killed in the same place by Mark David Chapman.
It’s been said that the picture was meant to mimic the famous painting “The Kiss” by the Austrian artist Gustav Klimt. The photograph, obviously, was published after Lennon’s death.
The really haunting thing is the dark attire and somber look on Ono’s face, almost making it look like she was already grieving. It’s also been said that John Lennon’s nakedness and Yoko Ono’s lack of response to him could symbolize Lennon as an angel (or just dead), invisible to her.