The Beatles create Images of a Woman, the only known painting they ever made.
50 years later, some of the world’s leading bands and performers have come together to create their own Images of… paintings in a unique charity initiative.
THE ART IN A CORNER paintings will be auctioned online with Paddle8 from 17 November to 2 December. Click here to register and bid on your favourite.
The money raised will support two national charities who together transform the lives of over 85,000 children and young people each year.
Images of a Woman was painted by The Beatles while on tour in Japan, in 1966.
The 2016 Paintings…
Images of a Woman (1966)…
It’s amazing to think that this incredible, abstract composition was painted by the ‘Fab Four’ simply to pass the time. Flying in at the height of Beatlemania, The Beatles arrived in Tokyo ready to play five concerts at the Budokan, Japan’s premier martial arts arena. Because of security fears for the band’s safety and protests against their intrusion into such an iconic Japanese venue, all four were kept on lockdown inside the Tokyo Hilton between shows. To keep them entertained, manager Brian Epstein brought in a set of art supplies, laid a large paper canvas on a table and placed a lamp in the centre. He then left four of the most famous men in the world to get creative.
Each participating group received a special ART IN A CORNER art kit – supplied by Cass Art – containing materials matching those used by The Beatles in 1966.
Inspired by Images of a Woman, ART IN A CORNER has invited some of the world’s biggest bands and solo-artists to follow in The Beatles’ footsteps to create their own Images of… paintings.
Each participating group received a special ART IN A CORNER art kit – supplied by art specialists Cass Art – containing materials matching those used by The Beatles in 1966.
The completed paintings will be auctioned online with Paddle8 from 17 November to 2 December.
You can also get your hands on special, limited edition artwork via Pledge Music.
It’s Ironic that this incredible, abstract composition was painted by the ‘Fab Four’ simply to pass the time.
The 2016 ART IN A CORNER artists are:
“Who knows when you do things where they will end up? But it’s always good when they end up for a good cause like this one.”
“I look forward to seeing how the ART IN A CORNER bands express themselves in paint. It’s a great opportunity to record something that can live on alongside the music.”
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With very special thanks to Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr for their support,
and to all THE ART IN A CORNER artists for taking part.
Banner image photo by Terry O’Neill, courtesy of Iconic Images.
Photos of Images of a Woman (1966) and The Beatles painting photographed by Robert Whitaker, courtesy of Getty Images.