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The Beatles Ringo Starr Original Vintage Poster by Richard Avedon, 1967

$544.18

About

Beatles manager Brian Epstein commissioned Richard Avedon to photograph the band and design a set of posters that would visually capture the new psychedelic direction of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and Magical Mystery Tour. Following the shoot at a penthouse in Thompson House, 200 Gray's Inn Road, London on 11th August 1967, Avedon distorted four of the polarized images with day-glo overlays and symbolic attributes. The photographs were first published in the 9th January 1968 edition of the US magazine Look, and the posters distributed simultaneously by Look magazine in the US, the Daily Express in the UK and Stern Magazine in Europe, together with a black and white banner poster of the band which became known as the Mount Rushmore poster. With a pullout / pull-out order form (illustrated for reference only) which described the four posters as Flame Bright John, Flower Power Paul, Mystic George and Dove Loving Ringo, American fans could send away for individual posters at $1.50 each or a full set for $5.95. The posters have become seminal images of the late 1960s, transcending the world of music memorabilia and appealing to collectors of art and design alike. Although originally printed in a large open edition, few survive in unused condition. An example of the Look magazine set is held in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Details

  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 31.25 in. (79.38 cm)Width: 22.5 in. (57.15 cm)Depth: 0.1 in. (2.54 mm)
  • Style
    Post-Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1967
  • Condition
    Additions or alterations made to the original: Unfolded, conservation backed on linen. Prior to backing this poster had edge wear, some small vertical creases through image and a few light surface scuffs. Backing and light color touching has smoothed and diminished these imperfections for display. Wear consistent with age and use. Unfolded, conservation backed on linen. Unframed. Will be shipped rolled in a heavy duty shipping tube.
  • Seller Location
    Devon, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: R00022d1stDibs: LU4110320093402

Shipping & Returns

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    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 1-2 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Devon, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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