Our friend Dave Haber at Beatles News has broken a major story that will interest Beatles fans. According to his post, the New York City-based auction house, Guernsey's, will be conducting a sale of Astrid Kirchher's archive of iconic images. Kirchherr was a friend of the band's during their Hamberg days. A graphic novel was recently released about her love affair with painter, and original Beatles Bass player, Stuart Sutcliffe. See our Beatles Page for news and reviews. From Beatles News:
"This will be a very special auction, it is Astrid's actual original film negatives that will be for sale, along with the rights to use those negatives. Guernsey's is in the process of dividing the archive into auction lots that will each consist of 1, 2, 3, or 4 photographs of the Beatles in their great early days. Each lot will be boxed to include the negative, along with a superior quality digital image on disc and a photographic print made from that negative. It is estimated that there will be approximately 500 lots in all." News update May 20, 2011 at Goldmine Magazine here.