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Lot # 1180 (of 1336)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1967 Richard Avedon First-Edition Psychedelic Beatles Posters - Complete Set of Four

Starting Bid - $400, Sold For - $1,320

Complete set of four first-edition psychedelic Beatles posters created by noted photographer Richard Avedon in 1967. These posters were commissioned by NEMS, the Beatles' management company, with distribution rights granted to different parties based upon locality. LOOK magazine handled the distribution in the United States, the Daily Express Newspaper in England, and Stern magazine in Europe. All of the posters were printed in 1967, but different printers were used for each distribution locale. The offered set was distributed by Stern for sale in Germany. Each poster features the respective band member's name in the lower left corner, followed by "Fotografiert von Richard Avedon für Stern." The printing in the lower right corner reads "Copyright by NEMS Enterprises Ltd. All rights reserved. Published and distributed exclusively under license from Cowles Education Corporation in co-operation with Richard Avedon Posters, Inc. and from Maximus Enterprises Ltd. Limited First Edition. Printed in England by Waterlow & Sons Ltd. Alle Rechte für Deutschland, Österreich Schweiz bei. Populare Propaganda Presse Düsseldorf." This is a particularly outstanding high-grade set. All of the posters (19 x 27 inches) display a few extremely light surface wrinkles (visible only upon extremely close inspection from certain angles) and are otherwise in apparent Near Mint condition. Each poster has been individually framed in an ideal manner, and with archival materials, to slightly larger dimensions (19.25 x 27.24 inches). Consigned from the personal collection of a longtime collector from England, this is an exceptional high-grade original framed set that is ready to hang. Total: 4 posters.  Reserve $400. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $1,320

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