A bronze sculpture standing on a granite column on Mindaugo Street depicts the face of a musician with one eye covered by a flower ring. This image of John Lennon is based on a photograph of the Beatles icon captured by Robert Whittaker.
Photographer Saulius Paukštys conceived of the idea for the bronze sculpture, which was created by sculptor Jonas Gencevičius and unveiled in 2015. The square in the Oslo House quarter is named after John Lennon.
Both Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono belonged to the Fluxus movement, which was pioneered by Lithuanian American artist Jurgis Mačiūnas. John Lennon (1940-1980) – one of four members of The Beatles – was a renowned guitarist, songwriter, poet, vocalist, humourist, political activist and actor, considered one of the most famous Britons of all time, and one of the most influential musicians and songwriters of the 20th century. He died young on 8 December 1980 in New York.
The musician's sculpture is a tourist attraction, revealing Vilnius' openness to world figures, freedom and cosmopolitanism.