Rare original Beatles painting brings $155,250 at auction



2015-06-26 12:59:13

Rare original Beatles painting brings $155,250 at auction

The rare original painting, Images of a Woman, was created by all four Beatles

An incredibly rare original painting from all four members of the Beatles has sold with excellent results at a New York sale, which was held September 14.

Beatles Images of a Lady The painting was presented to the president of the Japanese Beatles fan club

The piece was originally presented to the president of the Beatles' Japanese fan club, Tetsuabaro Shimoyama, following the band's one and only trip to Japan. The group visited the country for just 100 hours in 1966 and spent much of this evading the frenzied crowds at the Tokyo Hilton Hotel, where they were confined to their rooms.

To cure their boredom they were given a 30 inch by 40 inch canvas and paints by Brian Epstein. Placing a lamp at the centre, the Fab Four then proceeded to design one of the corners each, around the theme of "Images of a Woman". After removing the lamp, thecircle which it leftwas signed by all of its creators, giving the appearance of a LP cover.

The work remained with Shimoyama until 1991, when it was sold to a dealer for $191,000. It has since appeared in several auctions, where the price realised remains uncertain. In the present sale it achieved $155,250 - a bargain for such a remarkable and unique piece of Beatles memorabilia.

Paul Fraser Collectibles' sister company PFC Auctions has an extraordinary set of memorabilia from the Beatles' number one venue, The Cavern Club, including a superb stage-used Reslo ribbon microphone.

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