Though it may not have been their painting skills that The Beatles were known for, fans are going crazy for a rare canvas painted by all four of the members while they were holed up in a VIP suite in the Tokyo Hilton in 1966.
Each corner of the 30×40 canvas was painted by a different Beatle. They named it “Images of a Woman,” and gave it to the president of a Beatles fan club in Japan after it was completed.
Though there is no official estimate from auctioneer Philip Weiss Auctions, according to Paul Frasier Collectibles, “The work was sold to a dealer in Osaka for approximately $191,000 in the mid-1990s and appeared again in 2002 on eBay, though it is not certain the exact amount it sold for. A Liverpool Echo report before the sale suggested that the painting might achieve as much as £350,000.”
The auction, which also includes artwork by Frank Zappa and a jacket worn by Notorious B.I.G. will take place in Oceanside, NY on September 14.
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