Cactus Gallery LA
MR. KITE by artist Ted Meyer
Oil on wood panel, 16” x 20”
Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!, 1967, from the album Sgt. Pepper
The inspiration to write the song was a 19th-century circus poster for Pablo Fanque's Circus Royal appearance at Rochdale. Lennon purchased the poster in an antique shop in 1967 and claimed that "Everything from the song is from that poster, except the horse wasn't called Henry."