Vampire Beatles - George & Paul

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76 x 76 x 2cm

Stencil spray paint on canvas
Unique colourway

Pure Evil explains that a chance email from a Chinese “copy village” gave impetus to his “Nightmare Series.” The village offered, via email, a list of artists it could reproduce, including three Andy Warhol paintings. The idea of Warhol’s entire artistic output distilled right down to three small 64 x64 pixel thumbnails of Jackie Kennedy, Liz Taylor and an Electric Chair became the inspiration for these doomed and dripping celebrity portraits. Why are they crying ? “Its an illustration of the heartbreak and sadness we have all experienced in relationships in the past.”


I wanted to do a portrait of The Beatles for years, and I found the right image to use , tweaked the hell out of it, and then just as I finished painting it I just thought it would be funny to make them Vampires. I thought there might be a conspiracy theory in the internet that The Beatles were Vampires, but there isn't, so I'm starting one. Here is my conspiracy theory. A lot of the lyrics to their songs like 'A Hard Days Night' and 'She's leaving home' suggest that The Beatles may have actually been Vampires. There is also some (completely made up) evidence that there was an increase in Vampire attacks in Hamburg between 1962 - 1964 and those dates directly correspond with the dates of their club residency in Germany. During this time they stayed up really late and wore a lot of black. During the footage of The Beatles at Shea Stadium there is a moment where Ringo Starr appears to turn into a bat and fly around. Son of Dracula was a British musical comedy film, starring Harry Nilsson and Ringo Starr, produced by Starr and released in 1974 by Apple Films. When The Beatles ended, McCartney's named his new group.. Wings. The Hollywood Vampires was an Celebrity drinking club for Vampires formed by Alice Cooper in the 70's.. Ringo Starr was listed by Alice as one of the principal members and John Lennon was an honorary member.