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ART IN A CORNER

Inspired by The Beatles. New artwork by Brian Wilson & Band, Elvis Costello, Wolf Alice, Marillion and more…

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Tokyo, 1966. The Beatles are on lockdown in the Tokyo Hilton. They are the first Western pop group booked to play at the Nippon Budokan, a venue built two years earlier to host the judo competition at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.

Seen by many as an unwanted intrusion into Japanese culture, The Beatles’ arrival sparked a series of protests, resulting in 30,000 police officers being assigned to protect the tour.

With little else to do between shows, The Fab Four set about making a painting. Known as ‘Images of a Woman’, it is the only collective painting they ever made together. The painting sessions were captured by Robert Whitaker, who – as The Beatles’ official photographer – had unique access to the band during what would be their last ever world tour. According to Whitaker, Paul, John, George and Ringo were listening to their newly recorded album ‘Revolver’ on repeat, over and over, while they worked on their psychedelic composition. Half a century later, ‘Images of a Woman’ remains a rare visual companion to their music, last selling at auction for over $150,000 in 2012.

To mark the 50th anniversary of this remarkable painting, some of the world’s biggest bands and solo artists have followed in The Beatles’ footsteps to create their own interpretations for ART IN A CORNER.

The project is organised in support of Children & the Arts and Youth Music, two national charities who together transform the lives of over 85,000 children and young people each year.

Each participating group received a special art kit – supplied by art specialists Cass Art – containing materials matching those used by The Beatles in 1966, and all have created 30×40” paintings, the same size as ‘Images of a Woman’.

Among the paintings created, Beach Boys Brian Wilson, Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin made their own psychedelic, animal-themed artwork during the 2016 ‘Pet Sounds’ world tour, while Elvis Costello has painted a striking self-portrait of himself, alongside his wife Diana Krall, calling the piece ’The reflected image of beauty and the beast’.

The ART IN A CORNER paintings will be auctioned by the online auction house Paddle8, from 17 November to 2 December.

In addition, Pledge Music is offering fans the opportunity to get their hands on exclusive project artwork.

Limited Edition Posters are available to order now, by artists including:

1. BRIAN WILSON AND BAND, WITH SPECIAL GUESTS AL JARDINE AND BLONDIE CHAPLIN

2. ELVIS COSTELLO

3. WOLF ALICE

4. THE WOMBATS

4. LEVEL 42

5. MARILLION

6. CIRCA WAVES

6. THE BOOTLEG BEATLES

7. THE RIGHT HAND LOVERS – AKA ’THE FAST SHOW’S’ PAUL WHITEHOUSE, CHARLIE HIGSON, SIMON DAY AND DAVID CUMMINGS, WITH SPECIAL GUEST COMPOSER/PRODUCER DAVID ARNOLD

8. THE PRETTY THINGS

Stay-tuned as we reveal the amazing creations of more world famous names….

Visit www.artinacorner.co.uk for more info and updates.

The ART IN A CORNER paintings will be exhibited at Cube Gallery, 16 Crawford Street, London, W1H 1BS, from 17 to 22 November.

Photos of The Beatles in Tokyo in 1966, by Robert Whitaker, will be on show at White Conduit Projects, 1 White Conduit Street, London, N1 9EL, from 24 November to 11 December.

Project artwork can also currently be seen in the windows of Gibson Brands, 61-62 Eastcastle Street, London, W1W 8NQ.

ART IN A CORNER is personally endorsed by Paul McCartney and is supported by Ringo Starr.

CREDITS

Banner image photo by Terry O’Neill, courtesy of Iconic Images. Design by Paul Skellett.

Video: Photos by Robert Whitaker, courtesy of Getty Images.

Music: ‘Man in a Corner’, music and lyrics written by Steve Somerset, performed by The Sanferry Anne.

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Elvis Costello Limited Edition Poster

Elvis Costello Limited Edition Poster
£34
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High quality, limited edition poster of Elvis Costello ART IN A CORNER painting: ‘L’image reflechie de la beaute et la bête’ (The reflected image of beauty and the beast) (2016)

Size (inches): 15×20
Edition Size: 200
Paper Type: Photo Smooth Pearl 290

postage & packaging included in price

Marillion Limited Edition Poster

Marillion Limited Edition Poster
£34
34.00
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High quality, limited edition poster of Marillion’s ART IN A CORNER painting: ‘Images of Delirium’ (2016)

Size (inches): 15×20
Edition Size: 200
Paper Type: Photo Smooth Pearl 290

postage & packaging included in price

Level 42 Limited Edition Poster

Level 42 Limited Edition Poster
£34
34.00
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High quality, limited edition poster of Level 42 ART IN A CORNER painting: ’Images of Childhood’ (2016)

Size (inches): 15×20
Edition Size: 200
Paper Type: Photo Smooth Pearl 290

postage & packaging included in price

The Bootleg Beatles Limited Edition Poster

The Bootleg Beatles Limited Edition Poster
£34
34.00
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High quality, limited edition poster of Bootleg Beatles’ ART IN A CORNER painting: ‘Love Grows’ (2016)

Size (inches): 15×20
Edition Size: 200
Paper Type: Photo Smooth Pearl 290

postage & packaging included in price

The Right Hand Lovers Limited Edition Poster

The Right Hand Lovers Limited Edition Poster
£34
34.00
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High quality, limited edition poster of The Right Hand Lovers’ ART IN A CORNER painting: ’Spirit of The Beatles’ (2016)

The Right Hand Lovers were the college band of comedians Charlie Higson and Paul Whitehouse, and comedy writer and Del Amitri guitarist David Cummings. The Lovers have re-formed especially for ART IN A CORNER. Joining Charlie, Paul and David in painting the picture were cult Prog Rock hero Brian Pern (aka comedian Simon Day), and the multi-award-winning film and TV music composer David Arnold.

Poster size (inches): 15×20
Edition Size: 200
Paper Type: Photo Smooth Pearl 290

Postage & packaging included in price

Brian Wilson and Band Limited Edition Poster

Brian Wilson and Band Limited Edition Poster
£36
36.00
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High quality, limited edition poster of Brian Wilson and Band’s ART IN A CORNER painting: ‘Images of Paint Sounds’ (2016)

Painted by Brian Wilson and Band, with special guests Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin, during the UK leg of the 2016 ‘Pet Sounds’ 50th Anniversary World Tour

Size (inches): 15×20
Edition Size: 200
Paper Type: Photo Smooth Pearl 290

Circa Waves Limited Edition Poster

Circa Waves Limited Edition Poster
£36
36.00
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High quality, limited edition poster of Circa Waves’ ART IN A CORNER painting: ‘Battery’ (2016)

Size (inches): 15×20
Edition Size: 200
Paper Type: Photo Smooth Pearl 290

Postage & packaging included in price

The Pretty Things Limited Edition Poster

The Pretty Things Limited Edition Poster
£36
36.00
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High quality, limited edition poster of The Pretty Things’ ART IN A CORNER painting: ‘Mother Sorrow’ (2016)

Size (inches): 15×20
Edition Size: 200
Paper Type: Photo Smooth Pearl 290

postage & packaging included in price

The Wombats Limited Edition Poster

The Wombats Limited Edition Poster
£36
36.00
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High quality, limited edition poster of The Wombats’ ART IN A CORNER painting: ‘Images of Sisyphus, the Turtle & the bank of Ketogenics’ (2016)

Size (inches): 15×20
Edition Size: 200
Paper Type: Photo Smooth Pearl 290

Postage & packaging included in price

Wolf Alice Limited Edition Poster

Wolf Alice Limited Edition Poster
£36
36.00
Available

High quality, limited edition poster of Wolf Alice’s ART IN A CORNER painting: ‘Heart of Gold’ (2016)

Size (inches): 15×20
Edition Size: 200
Paper Type: Photo Smooth Pearl 290

postage & packaging included in price

ART IN A CORNER Limited Exhibition Poster 20x30"

ART IN A CORNER Limited Exhibition Poster 20x30"
£46
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Limited Edition ART IN A CORNER Exhibition Poster. Designed by artist Paul Skellett.

Poster Size: 20×30″

Edition Size: 100
Paper Type: Photo Smooth Pearl 290

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Dennis Loren Limited Edition Poster

Dennis Loren Limited Edition Poster
£46
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Limited Edition ART IN A CORNER Commemorative Exhibition Poster. Designed by American music poster artist Dennis Loren.

Poster Size: 13×19″

Edition Size: 100

Paper Type: Photo Smooth Pearl 290

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ART IN A CORNER Limited Exhibition Poster 30x40"

ART IN A CORNER Limited Exhibition Poster 30x40"
£71
71.00
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Limited Edition ART IN A CORNER Exhibition Poster. Designed by artist Paul Skellett.

Poster Size: 30×40″

Edition Size: 100
Paper Type: Photo Smooth Pearl 290

postage & packaging included in price

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