T for The Beatles (John Lennon; Paul McCartney; George Harrison; Ringo Starr)

1 portrait of Ringo Starr

T for The Beatles (John Lennon; Paul McCartney; George Harrison; Ringo Starr)

by Sir Peter Thomas Blake
screenprint, 1991
40 1/4 in. x 30 1/2 in. (1024 mm x 775 mm)
Purchased, 2004
Primary Collection
NPG 6672

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This is a reprise of the painting by Blake The 1962 Beatles (Pallant House, Chichester), based on a page of a magazine article on their return from Germany in 1962, poised for world fame. This is one of a series - T for the Beatles - from Alphabet - twenty-six screenprints in which Blake deploys images taken postcards, cigarette cards, anonymous snaps, icons - Elvis, Marilyn and James Dean - and his own imagery. The series was also issued as a pack of cards (1991).

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