Paul McCartney gives away signed Beatles photograph for Art In A Corner charity project

Friday, November 11, 2016

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From, November 11, 2016:

ART IN A CORNER is a charity art project inspired by ‘Images of a Woman’, the only collective painting ever made by The Beatles, painted in Japan in 1966.

To mark the 50th anniversary of this remarkable artwork, social enterprise Eazl has invited some of the world’s biggest bands and solo artists to follow in The Beatles’ footsteps to create their own ‘Images of…’ paintings. As his own contribution to the project, Paul has personally signed two rare Terry O’Neill photographs of The Beatles.

Fans will be able to see the paintings and related Beatles photographs in two London exhibitions, at Cube Gallery, Marylebone (17-22 November) and White Conduit Projects, Islington (24 November to 11 December). Project artwork can also currently be seen in the windows of Gibson Brands on Eastcastle Street, W1. […]

‘Images of a Woman’ (1966):

Painted in Japan in 1966, while the band were on lockdown in the Tokyo Hilton, the process of making ‘Images of a Woman’ was captured in an amazing series of photographs by Robert Whitaker. The Beatles’ official photographer at the time, Whitaker enjoyed intimate access throughout what would prove to be their last ever tour. A selection of limited edition Whitaker prints will be on show in the ART IN A CORNER exhibitions and will be included in the Paddle8 auction.

Paul McCartney – Terry O’Neill co-signed prints:

‘The Beatles backyard, London’ (1963) by Terry O’Neill, co-signed by Paul McCartney and Terry O’Neill

As an extra special addition to ART IN A CORNER, Paul has added his signature to two B&W prints of the Terry O’Neill photograph ‘The Beatles backyard, London’, taken in the backyard of Abbey Road Studios in 1963. The image was captured on one of O’Neill’s first ever professional assignments, with The Beatles an up-and-coming band at the time. Now regarded as one of the most iconic shots of the Fab Four, it was the first photograph of a pop group ever to appear on the front cover of a British national newspaper.

Used as a banner image for ART IN A CORNER, Paul and Terry have co-signed the two prints of ‘The Beatles backyard’, to be released as a unique, super limited edition of two. These ultra rare, highly collectable artworks – hand-signed by Paul and one Britain’s most revered photographers – are available to buy now for £10,000 each, with 50% of the proceeds going to Children & the Arts and Youth Music.

From Art in a Corner: Stars including Elvis Costello and Brian Wilson follow Paul in paint… |‘Images of a Woman’ (Credit: Photo by Robert Whitaker)

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