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The Beatles by Richard Avedon, Look Magazine, Offset Lithographs

US$19,995per set


The Beatles by Richard Avedon, offset lithographs, for Look Magazine. Set of 4 Look Magazine Beatles posters with bright colors and minor toning and handling wear. The posters are in very good condition - having been stored in the original shipping tube (included in the listing). Each poster has been archivally floated on a white matte board, under UV plexiglass and framed in a 1.25 inch white lacquer wood cube molding. Measurements: Sheet image sizes: 31 inches H; x 22.5 inches W; Framed size: 39 inches H x 30 inches W x 1.25 inches D. Printed in the lower left of each poster is the band member's name; E.g., JOHN LENNON photographed by Richard Avedon for Look Magazine. Original Look Magazine shipping tube is emblazoned with groovy psychedelic "Beatles", shows the recipient's address and the sender's return address: Beatles Posters Box 1 Look Building Des Moines, IA. 50304 Background of Avedon/Beatles Collaboration: The Beatles were photographed by Richard Avedon on August 11th, 1967. The shoot took place at a photography studio in a penthouse at Thompson House, 200 Gray's Inn Road, London, England. The American photographer took a number of shots of the group, four of which were later embellished with psychedelic effects. The posters were printed by Waterlow & Sons Ltd of London/ The publisher's information appears in the lower right margin of each poster. One a side note, Avedon sold the copyrights of both the photos he took that day and his psychedelic embellishments, executed in post production, to NEMS Enterprises, Ltd. - a firm run by the Beatles music manager Brian Epstein. On Aug 27, 1967, sixteen days after Avedon’s Beatles photo session, Beatles manager Brian Epstein died from an overdose of Carbitol. The Beatles were shocked. By strange twist of fate, the Beatles were attending Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s meditation seminar at Bangor, North Wales. The guru they had just met in London became a substitute for their use of psychedelics and a cushion for their bereavement. Avedon, unknowingly to the Beatles, or even himself, had captured this true spiritual essence just weeks before. January 1968 was the initial concurrent publication of the Avedon photos by the following magazines: Stern Magazine in Germany, The Daily Express in England, Varagids in Holland, and Look Magazine in the USA.


  • Creator
    Richard Avedon (Photographer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 39 in. (99.06 cm)Width: 30 in. (76.2 cm)Depth: 1.25 in. (3.18 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 5
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU956921620422

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