Beatles Under the Bed
11 Sep 2012
A painting by all four Beatles has been uncovered from under a bed and will be sold at auction on Friday, September 14th.
'Images of a Woman' was made by the Beatles whilst on tour in Japan in 1966. Unable to leave their Tokyo hotel due to the Beatlemania awaiting them outside, the band painted to pass the time. Brian Epstein bought them art supplies, including this large canvas that they each illustrated a corner of and signed in the centre.
'I never saw them calmer, more contented than at this time. They'd stop, go and do a concert, and then it was 'Let's go back to the picture!'' - Robert Whitaker, photographer
Beatles fan and art collector Takao Nishino bought the painting in 1989, and stored it under his bed to protect it from humidity. It will be sold at Philip Weiss Auctions, New York. For your own backstage view of the Beatles, you can click here
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