Philip Weiss AuctionsA painting that all four Beatles had a hand in creating is going up for sale September 14 at a memorabilia auction in Oceanside, New York. The piece, a colorful abstract titled "Images of a Woman," was painted collectively by the Fab Four in 1966 while they were on tour in Japan.
According to the Philip Weiss Auctions website, the band members completed the painting over the course of two nights while holed up in a Tokyo hotel room. A lamp had been placed on the canvas to help the Fab Four see while they painted, which left a white circle in center. Each Beatle then added his signature to the blank space. After the piece was finished, the band presented it to the president of an official Japanese Beatles fan club. The painting is expected to bring in between $80,000 and $120,000, but it could go even higher.
"It's anybody's guess how much this rare, one-of-a-kind piece will bring," says auction-house exec Philip Weiss. "It is a Holy Grail of Beatles collectibles."
The auction features many other notable pieces of music-related memorabilia, including a watercolor painting by Frank Zappa; an autographed Beatles promotional photo; guitars signed by the Eagles, John Fogerty, Heart, Lou Reed, George Thorogood and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; and a wide variety of rare photos, posters and programs.
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