Got £50,000 pounds burning a hole in your pocket? Consider heading to the UK to pick up some Beatles memorabilia at auction:
Sotheby’s is auctioning the original collage by British artist Peter Blake that was designed and photographed for the inner sleeve of the Beatles’ 1967 album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.”
The 12-by-12-inch collage, being auctioned at Sotheby’s modern and postwar British art sale in London Nov. 13, is priced at £50,000 ($80,400) to £80,000 and in “remarkably good” condition, with its components still firmly affixed, said James Rawlin, Sotheby’s senior specialist for modern and postwar British art.
On auction day, there is also a not coincidental re-release of a remastered vinyl versions of Sgt. Pepper’s, complete with the cutouts.
[sarcasm]: And some people say there is a recession going on . . . .