JOHN LENNON: Tooth Used in a Sculpture
Wondering what happened to John Lennon tooth that was auctioned off last year?
Do you recall the story last year about one of John Lennon's teeth being sold at auction? Turns out the winning bidder has used part of it in a sculpture.
Edmonton (Canada) dentist Michael Zuk purchased the tooth -- which John gave to his English housekeeper back in 1968 -- for $32,000. He gave a chip of the molar to his sister, who incorporated it in a new sculpture of the late Beatle. A lifelong Lennon fan, Kirsten Zuk tells The Edmonton Sun, "This is like a time-capsule. It will contain his DNA." The item is also being used to raise awareness and donations for the children’s charity Smile Train, which pays surgery costs for needy children with cleft palates.
The sculpture is on display for Edmonton's Fringe Festival, which runs through August 26th.