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Harry Benson

The Beatles 40th Anniversary Portfolio

Artist's Resale Right

Estimate:

8,000 - 12,000 GBP

Harry Benson

Harry Benson

The Beatles 40th Anniversary Portfolio

The Beatles 40th Anniversary Portfolio

Estimate:

8,000 - 12,000 GBP

Lot sold:

10,080

GBP

Authenticity guarantee

What is guaranteed?

Harry Benson

b. 1929

The Beatles 40th Anniversary Portfolio


(Palm Beach, Florida: Harry Benson/Holden Luntz Gallery, 2004, an edition of 50), a portfolio of 12 gelatin silver prints, each signed and editioned ‘12/50’ in pencil on the reverse, each framed, 1964, printed 2004

images: each 38 by 38 cm (15 by 15 in.) to 37.5 by 37.5 cm (14 by 18⅞ in.)

frames: each approximately 66 by 55.8 cm (26 x 22 in.) or the reverse

Please note the colours and shades in the online catalogue illustration may vary depending on screen settings. 


These twelve prints are in generally excellent condition. Upon close examination, the following are visible on some of the prints: minor handling marks, gentle rippling along the edges and faint corner wear.


Further condition notes are as follows:


-‘George In An Amsterdam Hotel Room, June 1964 ‘: a superficial scratch that does not appear to break the emulsion at the upper centre and a soft handling mark in the lower left corner of the image.


-‘John In Amsterdam, June 1964’: scattered miniscule impressions in the left portion.


-‘The Beatles' Fan Mail, Paris, January 1964’: the left and right edges are slightly bowed.  


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

The plates are as follows:


The Beatles Arrive, New York, February 7, 1964 

The Ed Sullivan Show II, New York, February 1964 

John In Amsterdam, June 1964 

Paul On The Set Of 'A Hard Day's Night', London, April 1964 

George In An Amsterdam Hotel Room, June 1964 

Ringo On Miami Beach, February 1964 

The Beatles With Cassius Clay, 12th Street Gym, Miami, February 1964 

The Beatles, Miami Beach, February 1964 

The Beatles Composing II, George V Hotel, Paris, January 1964 

The Beatles' Fan Mail, Paris, January 1964 

The Beatles Pillow Fight II, George V Hotel, Paris, January 1964 

The Beatles Bow, Cyrano Theatre, Versailles, January 1964