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    Beatles - The Introduction Original Oil Painting by Eric Cash. Depicting the first meeting of John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Rendered in oil on canvas, this realistic-yet-dreamlike work is striking in detail. On July 6, 1957 the "Big Bang" of popular music occurred, when at a Woolten town picnic, Paul McCartney entered St. Peter's Church, and met John Lennon and his Skiffle group, the Quarrymen. Though no photos exist of the exact meeting, this painting is a wonderful recreation of the event. The artist, Eric Cash hired teenage models who were personally acquainted, to get the age, body language and familiarity of the scene as accurate as possible. As for the painting's style, according to Cash, "I wanted to make the painting in a sort of Norman Rockwell style, since Rockwell was a great story teller and that was the feel I wanted to convey with my painting, sort of an innocent daily happening." To this day, The Introduction remains Cash's most popular piece, and can be seen in the book The Greatest Music Stories Never Told, as well as in the St. Peter's church where the meeting took place, as a print hangs on the wall near where the scene took place. Measures 48" x 36", in Excellent condition.


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    March, 2017
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