Bonhams celebrates the Beatles in its British Cool auction

It’s the 60s anniversary of the Beatles debut release ‘Please Please Me’.

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Estimated at £2500-3500 is this contact sheet of John Lennon from 1964. The photographs were taken by Robert Freeman for the musician’s first book In His Own Write.

Get ready to get swept up in Beatlemania all over again at Bonhams’ auction “British. Cool.” on March 29. While that first album took just £400 to record, the sale is likely to take somewhat more.

There’s also a huge amount of other lots to explore including a good showing of lots related to David Bowie and other musicians plus British Pop and Modern art, fashion and photography.

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This Richard Hamilton print The Beatles is from 2007, done in inkjet digital print in colours. It has an estimate of £1000-1500.

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Among the top estimated lots (after a couple of Banksy prints) is Andy Warhol’s Mick Jagger from Mick Jagger Portfolio, 1975. It was printed by Alexander Heinrici of New York and published by Seabird Editions of London. Jagger said of the portrait series: 'Working with Andy was relatively easy. Doing the portraits that you see was so great, 'cause he just used to get his polaroid out and just do '1, 2, 3, and 4,' and then 'turn,' and then a few of that and you were basically done.' The print has an estimate of £60,000-80,000.

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Vivienne Westwood’s Britain Must Go Pagan Collection from spring/summer 1988 included this Prince of Wales Check Crown. The grey check fabric has metallic gold and silver velvet trim and faux ermine trim. It has an estimate of £1000-2000.

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This multicolour python jacket, c.1968, is pitched at £600-800. It was designed by British designer Ossie Clark (1942-96).

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