EXTREMELY RARE ANDY WARHOL ARTWORK OF THE BEATLES TO BE FEATURED AT THE BEATLES ART SHOW AND SALE A UNIQUE EXHIBIT FEATURING THE LARGEST COLLECTION OF HAND-SIGNED ARTWORK FROM PAUL, JOHN, GEORGE AND RINGO
Thursday, September 14th, 5:30 - 8:00pm Special Exhibition Hours
Friday, Sept 15th – Sunday 24th , 11am – 7pm
In honor of Paul McCartney’s upcoming New York performances at Madison Square Garden and Barclays Center, The Beatles will be reunited at C. Parker Gallery, in their new location at 409 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, Connecticut for “The Beatles Art Show & Sale.” This unique limited time exhibit showcases handsigned works by Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. “The Beatles Art Show & Sale” opens to the public on Thursday, September 14th and continues daily until Sunday, September 24th. Artwork will be available for purchase. In addition to the Beatles hand signed works, an extremely rare Andy Warhol artwork featuring the Beatles will be available for purchase. This Warhol piece was originally commissioned for a book cover for the Geoffrey Stokes book on the Beatles. The 1980 screenprint features colored graphic art paper collage on a board. Warhol designed the artwork based on a photograph by celebrity photographer Dezo Hoffmann. He then incorporated blocks of irregularly shaped color, which although screenprinted, appear like collaged fragments of colored paper. Only a few of these pieces are known to exist, one is featured in the National Gallery of Scotland.
Paul McCartney’s art distributor and Ringo Starr’s art publisher, Neal Glaser will be on hand to meet with patrons and talk about these very special and collectible works. This is a rare opportunity to see the creative artistic minds of Fab Four. Attendees will have the opportunity to witness each artist’s different personalities emerge and the different styles they favored. Lennon is the line drawer in the style of Hirschfeld and Thurber. Paul is an abstract expressionist similar to De Kooning and Dali, while Ringo is the pop artist in the style of Warhol and Haring.
For more than 34 years, Paul McCartney has been a committed painter using his art as another outlet for his drive to create. Paul first exhibited his work in Siegen, Germany in 1999. His paintings have been mostly a private endeavor, but he has released a small number of hand signed lithographs, which are highly sought after by collectors.
Ringo Starr has always had an artistic flair. In the 70’s, he designed furniture. He progressed to painting in acrylics and creating sculptures in the 80’s, he then began experimenting in computer art in the late 90’s. Ringo commented, “While I was touring it gave me something to do in all those crazy hotels you have to stay in on the road.” After his first exhibition in 2005, Ringo has continued to evolve and create new and different artworks each and every year. Ringo’s pop art has captured the feel and spirit of the colorful, modern age in which we live. Ringo’s art is collected worldwide and has been exhibited in Europe, South America, Australia, Canada, Mexico as well as the United States. Ringo donates 100% of all his proceeds to the Lotus Foundation.
John Lennon, a student at the Liverpool College of Art, only officially signed and released 14 different artworks in his lifetime. This 1969 series, entitled “Bag One” portfolio was presented to Yoko as a wedding gift and featured six sketches from the couple’s wedding and honeymoon along with 8 erotic lithographs. These erotic sketches were originally confiscated by Scotland Yard on the second day of John’s art debut at the London Art Gallery in 1970. John Lennon’s Bag One portfolio is now part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. The C. Parker Gallery exhibit is a rare opportunity to see and purchase the actual hand signed Lennon collection which was later reissued posthumously by Yoko with her signature on it.
In 1986, George Harrison partnered with his friend, British rock musician Keith West, to publish three works of art based on his songs, “Piggies,” “Here Comes the Sun” and “Taxman.” West illustrated the artwork based on George’s vision and both Keith West and George Harrison hand signed the artwork. These very limited edition fine art lithographs were published by Genesis Publications and have been sold out for decades.
“The Beatles Art Show & Sale” opens Thursday, September 14th and continues daily until Sunday, September 24th at C. Parker Gallery, 409 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich. This will be the largest collection of Beatles autographs and their respective artworks on display. This exhibit is free to the public and all works are available for purchase. Come to the base of Greenwich Avenue and enjoy this incredible show.
C. Parker Gallery 203-253-0934