Prince also authored an essay on Sutcliffe, which will be included in a limited edition booklet also published by Harper's. Of the 500 total copies, 50 will be signed by Prince and Sutcliffe's sister, Pauline.
Sutcliffe played as a bassist with the Beatles between 1957 and 1960 after meeting John Lennon as a student at the Liverpool College of Art. Never a gifted technical musician, Sutcliffe quit the band after their legendary tenure in Hamburg, Germany. He dedicated the rest of his short life to his artwork before dying of an unexpected brain hemmorage in 1962.
By Ryan Reed