John Lennon's tooth to be used in tribute sculpture
A Canadian artist has revealed plans to include part of John Lennon's tooth in a tribute sculpture, according to the Edmonton Sun newspaper.
Kirsten Zuk (pictured left) will create a clay model of the 'Imagine' icon and explained that she will use "his DNA" in the form of a tooth fragment within the artwork after her brother, dentist Dr. Michael Zuk, purchased the molar for £19,000 last November.
Speaking to the Edmonton Sun, Zuk explained: "I love John Lennon – I've been a huge fan all my life. This is like a time-capsule. It will contain his DNA."
Meanwhile, Music-News.com added that Dr. Michael intends to donate money from the exhibition, in which the sculpture will feature, to a children's cleft lip and palate charity:
"Lennon gave his tooth to a fan in good spirit so I wanted to do a few things that would raise awareness of the charity Smile Train, so we are asking people that come to view the sculpture at Kirsten's Art Show this weekend in Edmonton to consider making a donation which helps children with cleft lip and palate."
Watch the Olympic tribute to Lennon below:
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