The Beatles - Framed Psychedelic Pictures by Richard Avedon
The Beatles - Framed Psychedelic Pictures by Richard Avedon. A full set of framed cards in two frames.
In 1967, Beatles Manager Brian Epstein commissioned fashion and portrait photographer Richard Avedon to shoot the band members and design a set of posters that would visually capture the new psychedelic direction of the Beatle’s music. Avedon took a number of shots of the group on August 11, 1967, four of which were later adorned with psychedelic effects. Avedon overlaid the solarized prints with Day-Glo colors and symbolic attributes; Ringo's white peace dove, George's mystical henna patterns, Paul's flower power, and John's trippy eyeglasses. They were first published in the January 9, 1968 edition of the Look Magazine in the U.S. and were subsequently sold as posters such as you see here. They were also offered for sale in Stern Magazine in Germany, The Daily Express in England, and Varagids in Holland.
These posters have become seminal images of the late 1960s, transcending the world of music memorabilia and appealing to collectors of art and design alike. These posters are in the collections of museums around the world including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Museum of Modern Art, New York Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.