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Christie’s : Richard Avedon : The Beatles


On Friday, the 15th of October, Christie’s sold set of dye transfer prints of the Beatles by Richard Avedon (from an edition of 6 + 3 APs) for a total of $1,015,000 USD.

This is the 3rd highest Avedon price achieved at a public auction, and the 2nd highest in the past year, following the record-shattering price established by Christie’s for Dovima with Elephants at $1.8M.


RICHARD AVEDON (1923-2004)
The Beatles, London, August 11, 1967

each signed and numbered ‘AP 1/3’ in ink (in the margins); each signed and numbered ‘AP 1/3’ in pencil with copyright credit reproduction limitation, title, date and medium stamped; each with respective negative numbers ‘494′ ‘120A’ ‘295’ and ‘383’ in pencil (on the reverse)
dye transfer prints, in four parts
each image: 21 ½ x 17 ½in. (54.6 x 44.4cm.)
each sheet: 26 x 21 5/8in. (66 x 54.9cm.)
Photographed in 1967 and printed in 1990, this portfolio is artist’s proof number one from an edition of six, plus three artist’s proofs

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