About the work
NB. Available as ‘Titled - TAXMAN’ or ‘The Beatles’ Please specify.
Inspired by The Beatles song ‘Taxman’ in particular the lines “there's one for you nineteen for me” This was a commentary on the punitive tax system for the super rich in the 1960s. There was a 99 pence in the pound super tax.
This humorous artwork depicts the nineteen little taxmen with their briefcases and one solitary Beatle (probably a right handed John Lennon!). The UK Inland Revenue department at the time had a cartoon character called Hector who was supposed to make the tax system see approachable and friendly!
The style of the piece is influenced by my love of Pop Art (Andy Warhol) and Surrealism (Rene Magritte)
See photo below of me in George Harrison's childhood home next to my framed prints of ‘Taxman’ and 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps'
Please tell me if you have stayed at George’s childhood home in Speke, Liverpool which is available to rent through Airbnb https://abnb.me/FVIZQraNpob. I will give a 10% discount for all visitors to the property. Just email me proof of your stay. Enjoy your experience there!
All my gallery pages quote sizes A1 and/or A2 but please message me for other sizes and cost. Framing is not currently available on this site but there are many online sites to order ready made frames to your size and taste. I can direct and recommend you to the best products I have found online.
These exquisite prints are on Hahnemühle Fine Art paper. Please enquire if your require other media. The Digital FineArt Collection is a high-end range of unique, high-quality FineArt inkjet papers.
The combination of pure artist papers, special surface textures and an extensive range of premium inkjet coatings guarantees extraordinary print results with bright colours, deep blacks, excellent contrast, outstanding reproduction of detail and striking pictorial depth. With a resistance to ageing of more than 100 years, the inkjet media in the Digital FineArt Collection are perfect for FineArt applications such as FineArt prints, special editions, long-term exhibitions and art collections.
The prints are despatch directly to you in a loosely rolled cardboard shipping tube. The packaging is superb with tissue and clear acetate protective film. The outer box has foam padding to ensure you receive the print in perfect condition.