Highly desirable glossy 8 x 10 Apple publicity head-and-shoulders photo of Lennon in a dark shirt and sunglasses, signed and inscribed in the lower border in blue ballpoint, “To Cathy, Love, John Lennon 74,” adding a caricature after his signature. Double-matted and framed to an overall size of 14.5 x 17.5. In fine condition, with scattered light surface creases, none affecting the signature. It appears this portrait was the basis for the sleeve cover art of Lennon’s single ‘Mind Games.’ Used circa 1973-74, this period was known as Lennon’s ‘Lost Weekend’ in which he separated from Yoko Ono, and was the topic of many tabloid pages for his drunken exploits while living in Los Angeles. Photo is accompanied by two original 45 rpm sleeves for ‘Mind Games,’ both with versions of this image. Provenance: Christie’s 2008 (original tags affixed to back). Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.