German artist and photographer known for her images of the Beatles. Astrid first met the Beatles in the 1960s on their first visit to Hamburg, at the Kaiserkeller club. She immediately fell in love with their music and began to photograph the band. Kirchherr fell in love with band member Stuart Sutcliffe, who would later leave the Beatles to pursue an art career with Astrid. Spectacular archival silver gelatin 9.5 x 7 photo of John Lennon at the Hamburg funfair, developed in the darkroom from Kirchherr’s original negative at her lab in Germany, signed in pencil on the reverse, “Astrid Kirchherr.” In very fine condition. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Snap Galleries Limited UK who did the photo and signing with Astrid. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.
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