Fab Four Collaboration Goes Up for Auction: A Beatles Painting with a Tokyo Tale
Brushstrokes of Beatlemania:
A vibrant, collaborative painting created by all four members of The Beatles during their 1966 Japanese tour is set to hit the auction block.
Entitled “Images of a Woman,” this one-of-a-kind artwork will go under the hammer on February 1 at Christie’s New York, estimated to fetch a cool $600,000.
Jam Session on Canvas:
Trapped in their Tokyo Hilton suite due to security concerns and fan frenzy, the Fab Four found creative solace in the form of a high-quality art kit.
With Revolver tunes humming in the background, John, Paul, George, and Ringo each took a corner of a large canvas, transforming Japanese paper into a vibrant tapestry of patterns, circles, and squiggles.
Signatures and Serenity:
This 21-by-31-inch acrylic and watercolor piece is not just a visual treat, it’s a signed testimony to a unique moment in Beatle history.
Each section carries the signature of its creator, offering a rare glimpse into their artistic synergy.
Photographer Robert Whitaker, who witnessed the painting unfold, remarked, “They never discussed what they were painting.
It evolved naturally.”
From Fan Club Treasure to Auction Star:
Originally gifted to the official Beatles Fan Club in Japan, the “Images of a Woman” spent over five decades with its first owner before changing hands in a 2012 auction.
Now, Christie’s hopes to offer this remarkable piece to a new generation of admirers.
A Touch of History in Every Stroke:
“This is the only major art piece we know of made and signed by all four Beatles,” explains Casey Rogers, head of sale at Christie’s New York.
“It’s a wonderful work of fine art, and a powerful piece of Beatles memorabilia.
Owning this is like stepping back in time, into Room 1005 of the Tokyo Hilton, and witnessing the creative camaraderie of John, Paul, George, and Ringo firsthand.”Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn