September 4, 2011

Astrid Kircherr and The Beatles

At the end of this month, Guernsey's auction house in New York will be selling 600 lots of Astrid Kircherr's Beatles-related photographic archive including the negatives. Her love affair with Beatle No. 5, Stuart Sutcliffe gave her unique access to the band at the early stages of their career.

While others, including the great Harry Benson, have captured amazing moments with the Fab Four, no one gave us as voyeuristic a look at these geniuses as they were just starting to change the world. How sad, that at 73, Ms. Kircherr must part with something as unique as this body of work. I hope it ends up in the right hands.





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