Sir Peter Blake RA, Sgt. Pepper Insert Collage, 1967. Estimate: £50,000-80,000. Photo: Sotheby's.
LONDON.- On 13th November 2012, Sotheby's London will offer an image familiar to millions of music fans around the world - Sir Peter Blake's original 1967 collage for the insert for The Beatles' legendary Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - one of the best-selling albums of all time, and a landmark in musical history (one which the critic Kenneth Tynan called “a decisive moment in Western Civilisation”). This rare and highly influential artwork is the centrepiece of 18 works from the Collection of the late architect Colin St John “Sandy” Wilson (1922-2007) which will be offered for sale in Sotheby's Modern & Post-War British Art Evening Sale. Appearing on the market for the first time, the collage is estimated to realise £50,000-80,000. James Rawlin, Sotheby’s Senior Specialist, Modern British Paintings, commented: “Sir Peter Blake’s collage is a tangible slice of rock history. Sgt Pepper ... More
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Sotheby's to offer the only surviving original artwork from the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
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