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The Beatles Black & White Photo Color Umbrellas Wall Art Stretched Canvas 24x36

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  • The Beatles Black & White Photo Color Umbrellas Wall Art Stretched Canvas 24x36

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The Beatles Black & White Photo Color Umbrellas Wall Art Stretched Canvas 24x36

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  • Officially licensed 24x36 stretched canvas
  • Depicts the Beatles in this classic photo op by Bob Whitaker.
  • (Note: The Beatles '65 LP includes four photos from this session.)
  • Use discount code: ROCK10

"On 15 December 1964, Capitol Records released Beatles 65 in the USA. The cover features four 1964 studio portraits of the Beatles holding various umbrellas, coiled springs and brooms, all taken by Bob Whitaker. Our research suggests that this was Bob’s first studio session with the band, and his tendency to make use of unusual props would be a regular feature of his studio shoots. This reached its surreal zenith in March 1966 when he shot the band in white coats with dismembered dolls and raw meat – the ‘Butcher” session.

Bob was first introduced to the Beatles in 1964 when he photographed Brian Epstein during the band’s first Australian tour. He was a 23-year-old photographer based in Melbourne when Brian, impressed by his work, soon invited him to London to photograph the Beatles and other bands he managed. Brian had recognized in Bob, an artist with an individual approach that paralleled the Beatles’ growing rejection of pop conventions, and whose work might reflect the group’s own changing ideas.

Bob spent two years traveling with the Beatles and shooting them at work, at rest and play, on their tours, at home, in the recording studio, during private moments, and in formal photo-sessions. He was given a free hand to record events in a way that was very strong on atmosphere and encouraged his surrealist approach – most strikingly in his infamous 1966 ‘Butcher’ session. As Bob wryly recalled, “It’s not surprising some of my photographs were sometimes considered unsuitable for reproduction in newspapers.”

Bob Whitaker passed away in 2011. His estate ensures his legacy lives on and offers collectors the opportunity to purchase estate authorized limited editions in a choice of size options. Some signed work is available."

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  • Officially licensed 24x36 stretched canvas
  • Depicts the Beatles in this classic photo op by Bob Whitaker.
  • (Note: The Beatles '65 LP includes four photos from this session.)
  • Use discount code: ROCK10

"On 15 December 1964, Capitol Records released Beatles 65 in the USA. The cover features four 1964 studio portraits of the Beatles holding various umbrellas, coiled springs and brooms, all taken by Bob Whitaker. Our research suggests that this was Bob’s first studio session with the band, and his tendency to make use of unusual props would be a regular feature of his studio shoots. This reached its surreal zenith in March 1966 when he shot the band in white coats with dismembered dolls and raw meat – the ‘Butcher” session.

Bob was first introduced to the Beatles in 1964 when he photographed Brian Epstein during the band’s first Australian tour. He was a 23-year-old photographer based in Melbourne when Brian, impressed by his work, soon invited him to London to photograph the Beatles and other bands he managed. Brian had recognized in Bob, an artist with an individual approach that paralleled the Beatles’ growing rejection of pop conventions, and whose work might reflect the group’s own changing ideas.

Bob spent two years traveling with the Beatles and shooting them at work, at rest and play, on their tours, at home, in the recording studio, during private moments, and in formal photo-sessions. He was given a free hand to record events in a way that was very strong on atmosphere and encouraged his surrealist approach – most strikingly in his infamous 1966 ‘Butcher’ session. As Bob wryly recalled, “It’s not surprising some of my photographs were sometimes considered unsuitable for reproduction in newspapers.”

Bob Whitaker passed away in 2011. His estate ensures his legacy lives on and offers collectors the opportunity to purchase estate authorized limited editions in a choice of size options. Some signed work is available."