Limited edition of 1000 printed in 1968 Milan, Italy
When Hamilton (& Peter Blake’s) agent & gallerist Robert Fraser was busted along with Mick Jagger, Keith Richards & Marianne Faithful in the Summer of ’67…. Hamilton made this collage from the gallery’s press cuttings. While the original artwork was purchased by the TATE gallery in London, it was only ever reproduced at the time as this limited edition of 1000 poster in Milan, Italy.
Following Peter Blake’s work on Sgt Pepper, The Beatles used Hamilton ( another of Fraser’s artists) for their next album The Beatles, more commonly known after Hamilton’s strikingly stark conceptual cover, as The White Album, . His concept was that what you didn’t get on the outside of the package , you did on the inside : namely a set of 4 portraits photos and a photomontage by him as a poster. This was the era of Pop Art & the accessible multiple.. Peter Blake issued one of his wrestler paintings Babe Rainbow, as a multiple printed on tin by Dodo designs in January 1968 which sold for one pound.
Condition : Not perfect. There are pin holes in each corner along and other minor handling wear.
Whether it’s simply a rare poster or an limited edition artwork we’ll let you decide… Price? This item is not priced. We’re open to sensible offers.
There was a signed edition of 50 copies of this poster which is currently offered for sale (elsewhere) for between £10-15,000
The etching of the same subject fetches £35-60,000 while the silkscreen goes for even more.