On Abbey Road Corner

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Myths & Legends #2
 
  Medium: hand-pulled lithograph
  Image size: 26" x 32 3/4"
  Edition size: 175
  Numbered Proofs: 37
  Non-Numbered Proofs: 25
  Total Edition size: 237
  Number of colors: 17
  Year printed: 1989
  Atelier: Arts-Litho, Paris
  Current Price: $ 1600 Last price on secondary mkt.
In 1986, on a trip to London with friends, Authouart visited the corner on Abbey Road where the Beatles had their recording studio. Immediately, images the '60s came to him. He and his friends posed and reconstructed the picture from the Abbey Road album cover.
On Abbey Road Corner brings back the feeling of one of the most turbulent and at the same time carefree decades we have ever seen. The Flower Children are driving down the street in an Austin Healey 3000, playing their music, seemingly without a care in the world. Rusting on the beach is the Radio-Caroline ship - the first free European radio station. She broadcast from the middle of the North Sea.
Perhaps the music of the Beatles best captures the feelings of the '60s. And perhaps nothing better exemplifies the dark side of human capability than the tragic assassination of John Lennon. In Authouart's depiction of the Abbey Road album cover, we see John clutching his head after the fatal shot.
The sea and the sand are in so many Authouart pieces. Decades come and go, attitudes and values change but the sea and sand represent time and eternity to which all else succumbs.
On Abbey Road Corner is the second piece in the series of six:
Myths & Legends:

M&L#1   Bus Stop

M&L#2   On Abbey Road Corner

M&L#3   East of Eden

M&L#4   Thriller

M&L#5   Times Square

M&L#6   Jimi's Dead

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