The Beatles, Boots, 1963
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The Beatles, Boots, 1963

By Robert Freeman
About the image

Not only are The Beatles one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed bands in the history of popular music, but their clothes, styles, and statements made them trend-setters. This shot features their trademark Cuban-heeled boots, which went with the streamlined, compact image the band worked hard to convey. On close inspection, you can read each of the hand-written names of the lads inside the boots!

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.

Collector's Notes:
This signed, limited edition photograph is SOLD OUT. 

Occasionally we may have one available for resale from a private collector. Please contact us for the latest availability and pricing.

Robert Freeman's Swinging Sixties Collection
This photograph is included in Dean Freeman's personal archive of photographs gifted to him by his father, beginning in 1980. Specific details of that piece are below, please contact us for pricing and the latest availability.

Size : 15.1 x 11.8 in / 38.5 x 30 cm
Chromogenic Print (C-Type)
Signed, Artist Proof
Printed : 1989-1990
Gifted to Dean Freeman : 1998-1999


Buyers will receive a certificate of authenticity following delivery and a signed letter of provenance detailing its history.

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