Ringo Starr, Painting in Help! Scene, 1965
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Ringo Starr, Painting in Help! Scene, 1965

By Robert Freeman
About the image

Ringo Starr mixes his paint to prepare for a portrait in a scene from the film Help!.

Ringo actually began painting for real around 1990. "It started in Monte Carlo. Everybody keeps talking about the great light there - and it's true, it's golden. I went into an art shop and bought canvases and lots of paints and a big easel and started slapping the paint on the canvas. I had a lot of fun getting lost in the process."  - Ringo Starr 

Freeman is responsible for five consecutive UK album covers during the peak years of "Beatlemania," from 1963 to 1965. His work was featured on With The Beatles, A Hard Days NightBeatles For Sale, Help! and Rubber Soul. He also designed and photographed the covers for John Lennon's two books In His Own Write (Simon & Schuster, 1964) and A Spaniard in the Works (Simon & Schuster, 1965) and the end credit sequences of their two films: A Hard Days Night and Help!.

Release Notes:
Robert Freeman began printing and exhibiting his hand-signed, museum-quality photographs as limited editions in the late-1980s and early-1990s. He numbered his work in small editions, typically limited to 25 pieces (plus 3-5 Artist Proofs), and select pieces were available in 2-3 sizes. Each edition varies. All were sold by the mid-2000s.

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