10 July 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,188
Estimate GBP 600 - GBP 800
The Rolling Stones
Five individual portraits of the Rolling Stones, 1964, each -- 19x15in. (48.25x38cm), each portrait in pencil and felt pen, all signed and inscribed individually To Maureen lots of love Brian Jones, Charlie Watts, Love to Maureen Mick Jagger xx, Bill Wyman xx and Love Keith Richards xxx; accompanied by a photograph (printed later) of the vendor with the Rolling Stones after the portraits were signed (6)
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The Rolling Stones played a concert at the ABC cinema in Wigan on 16 September, 1964. The manager of the cinema was a friend of the vendor's Father and, knowing that she was a huge fan of the Rolling Stones, asked her to do an individual portrait of each band member. The portraits were duly completed, and the vendor was invited into the band's dressing room for the pictures to be signed and for her photograph to be taken with them.
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BONANNO, Massimo The Rolling Stones Chronicle, London: Plexus, 1990, p.29
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