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Offline Johnnie F.

Who will buy "Images Of A Woman"?
« on: September 11, 2012, 07:51:08 PM »
Images of a Woman by The Beatles to be sold at Philip Weiss Auctions


The Beatles collectively visited Japan only once and that too in 1966, but that hundred-hour visit had too many events crammed in it. One of it resulted in a painting titled Images of a Woman. Apparently the quartet was holed up in their VIP suite and was getting bored, till someone handed them some canvas and paints….

The result was this amazing painting that is being offered to a three-day auction extravaganza scheduled by Philip Weiss Auctions. The story goes like this, The Beatles were given a 30” by 40” canvas and to kill time, they started painting on it. A lamp was placed in the center of the canvas and each took up a corner. Working by the light of the lamp, each of them painted using oil paints and watercolors. Paul’s side features a symmetrical, psychedelic feel while John’s painting highlights a dark center surrounded by thick oils; George’s area was painted large and colorful and Ringo’s had a cartoon-like vibe to it.

A dedicated central white space was signed by all the Beatles. And once they finished with their painting adventure, the group gifted it to Tetsuaburo Shimoyama, the Beatles’ fan club president in Japan. Since then the painting has passed through a few hands and the current owner is a collector from Japan. For the moment, there is a lot of speculation as to what this painting will fetch, as it is a rare collectible. A collection of original John Lennon photos by Nishi Saimaru will also be in the auction.

The Japan Daily Press

http://www.weissauctions.com/ViewImage.aspx?id=31d2daa9-976e-41a1-a31a-efd153533f20&g=0853552a-8a67-42e7-885b-a18aca2315dd&redirect=true
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sicho

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Re: Who will buy "Images Of A Woman"?
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2012, 12:21:50 AM »
Can you tell which corner was painted by whom?
 

Offline dodgeydave

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Re: Who will buy "Images Of A Woman"?
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2012, 12:47:57 AM »
No but i guess drugs were involved.  it will fetch a small fortune i guess
 

Offline takeitor

Re: Who will buy "Images Of A Woman"?
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2012, 01:02:58 AM »
To be fair, I think the signatures in the middle give it away.
 

Online Taman Tun

Re: Who will buy "Images Of A Woman"?
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2012, 04:29:51 AM »
Not sure I would want to spend much money on it.  I think this painting is much more interesting:- http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/9535702/Art-has-always-been-packed-with-good-sex.html
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Online Baby Farts

Re: Who will buy "Images Of A Woman"?
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2012, 07:18:23 AM »
Looks cool and at the same time, like a bad LSD trip.
 

sicho

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Re: Who will buy "Images Of A Woman"?
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2012, 07:34:54 AM »
Not sure I would want to spend much money on it.  I think this painting is much more interesting:- http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/9535702/Art-has-always-been-packed-with-good-sex.html


The Curator needs some therapy!
 

sicho

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Re: Who will buy "Images Of A Woman"?
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2012, 07:37:21 AM »
Looks cool and at the same time, like a bad LSD trip.

This auction will be an example of the king's new clothes. The painting is the product of doped and bored minds and of interest only someone who thinks that Starkey and McCartney deserve nor need more money.
 

Offline Johnnie F.

Re: Who will buy "Images Of A Woman"?
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2012, 09:22:31 AM »
It is said that there were threats against them, so they were kept from going out into the public in Japan, had to stay in their hotel room. Can imagine that was boring, being in Japan and no sightseeing.

Whether they actually were on mind-altering resp. mind-expanding (psychedelic) drugs or not, 1966 was the time to at least pretend being high on those.
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Online Baby Farts

Re: Who will buy "Images Of A Woman"?
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2012, 10:21:21 AM »
Reminds me Season1 episode 15 "Up Tight" of the original Hawaii Five-O series TV show.  One of the best episodes ever.  It starred Ed Flanders as the Dope making Professor and Brenda Scott.

Hawaii Five-O - Don't Take Speed!
 

Offline Johnnie F.

Re: Who will buy "Images Of A Woman"?
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2012, 09:41:57 AM »
After spending 20 years in a box under someone’s bed, a 1966 painting by all four members of the Beatles has found a new home — and made its previous owner more than $150,00 richer.

The painting, titled ‘Images of a Woman,’ was created during the Beatles’ frenzied Japanese tour, and used by manager Brian Epstein as a way of staving off hotel room boredom during the band’s long stretches under fan-imposed lockdown. Previously purchased by a collector at a 1991 auction, ‘Images’ had been boxed up and stored under a bed in a humidity-controlled frame for the last two decades.

Originally estimated at a pre-auction value of $80,000 to $120,000, the painting hit the block last weekend at New York’s Philip Weiss Auction, eventually selling for a whopping $155,250 — even more than the rare Beatles record player that just went for over $1,500 on eBay. The Examiner’s report doesn’t include any details about the painting’s new owner, but here’s hoping he or she has enough room to give it a prominent display — after all those years collecting dust bunnies, it deserves a place of honor on someone’s wall.

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/beatles-painting-sells-for-over-150000/
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