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    Sale 5871

    Popular Culture: Rock & Pop

    1 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 139

    The Beatles

    Price Realised  


    The Beatles
    A collection of five black and white photographs of John Lennon's 1965 Rolls-Royce Phantom V in the workshop where its psychedelic bodywork was painted -- all 8x6 in. (20x15cm.), mounted (5)

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    In 1967, after becoming bored of his standard finish black Rolls-Royce John Lennon decided to get it customised. The car was re-painted with a psychedelic design, inspired by traditional gypsy caravan that stood at the bottom of his garden. The 'psychedelic' design was painted by the artist David Sullivan, at J.P. Fallon (Coachworks), Chertsey, Surrey in May 1967. These photographs were taken at the coachworks' premises before Lennon took delivery of the car.

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