Believe it or not, there are photos of the Beatles that you’ve never seen—and they’re for sale. Starting June 18, the Morrison Hotel Gallery presents The Beatles, 1964: Curt Gunther Exhibition and Sale. The story goes a little something like this: In 1964, the Beatles set out on their first North American tour. Some PR genius (namely Beatles press officer Derek Taylor) decided it would be a good idea to have a photographer follow them on the road. Famous photographer Curt Gunther willingly joined their month-long tour, shooting more than 150 rolls of film both on- and offstage. Many of the photos were published in the book Beatles ’64: A Hard Day’s Night in America in 1989 to mark the 25th anniversary of the tour. However, it was impossible for all the photos to make the cut. Lucky for us, Gunther, who died in 1991, gave all of the film to his photographer son Steve, who—in collaboration with Peter Blachley of the Morrison Hotel Gallery—recently decided it was time to show off more of his dad’s incredible work. The two carefully selected the 20 photos in the exhibition, and Steve lovingly printed them himself a month ago. Now you too can own a bit of Beatles history—that is, if you’re willing to sacrifice next month’s rent . . . and then some. Photos go for $1,200 and up.
Thursdays-Sundays. Starts: June 18. Continues through July 30, 2010