The Beatles - Print: John Lennon, George Harrison, Backstage, JFK Stadium, Philadelphia, PA, August 16, 1966 #1 (11" x 14" Limited Edition of 250 Prints) [Bob Bonis Archive]

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    11" x 14" print (the image size is 8" x 12" plus a white border) in a hand-numbered edition of only 250 prints. ONCE AN EDITION SELLS OUT IT WILL NEVER BE REPRINTED!

    John Lennon tunes his 1966 Epiphone Casino guitar while George Harrison assists with a harmonica in this candid backstage photograph taken before the Beatles' show at JFK Stadium (formerly Philadelphia Municipal Stadium) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on August 16, 1966. The show was far from a sell-out, like many of the shows on this tour, thanks in part to John Lennon's incendiary out-of-context comment: "We're more popular than Jesus." John's six-string guitar, similar to one that George also had, was a staple on their 1966 world tour, as well as on the Revolver album and the song Paperback Writer/Rain. Indeed, it was in John's hands for their final official live show in San Francisco, and most famously at their final live show ever - an impromptu rooftop performance at Apple Records' Saville Row offices in London. Sometime before the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band sessions, John spray-painted the back of his guitar, but would later sand it down to its bare wood (which George claimed really allowed instruments to "breathe"). The Casino was John's guitar of choice until the end, seeing him through the White Album, Let It Be, as well as onscreen in various promos for Hello Goodbye, Hey Jude and Revolution. This guitar held a special place in John's heart, and in his estate as "The Revolution Guitar."

    This photograph was taken by Bob Bonis, who was the U.S. Tour Manager for both The Beatles and the Rolling Stones from 1964 through 1966. This is a Limited Edition fine art photograph, derived from the original negative or slide, and is printed on professional grade Fujicolor Crystal Archive paper by the master printers at Duggal Visual Solutions in New York. Thanks to his unequaled access and gifted eye for composition, Bob Bonis captured thousands of unguarded, candid and iconic photographs of the two most important groups in the history of popular music. The majority of these images have never been seen or published and most are available here as Limited Edition fine art prints for the FIRST TIME!

    These fine art photographs are custom printed to order and require a high level of expertise and intense attention to detail, all delivered by Duggal Visual Solutions in New York City. As these are not "off-the-shelf" items an order may take up to 10 business days to print and ship. Once printed each photograph is inspected to ensure a perfect print it is then hand-numbered and is embossed with the official Bob Bonis signature seal, as authorized by The Bob Bonis Estate. It is then placed in a rigid acid-free acrylic sleeve to protect it from fingerprints and other damage

    Each photograph is accompanied by a package that contains the following documents:

    • A hand-numbered and signed Certificate of Authenticity from The GRAMMY Museum attesting to the fact that each print is derived from the original negative or slide, and stating the size and print number you have purchased
    • A Congratulations letter from The Bob Bonis Archive
    • The story of The Bob Bonis Archive
    • The backstory of your specific photograph or event information
    • Suggestions on framing your Bob Bonis Photograph

    Watermarks: The Bob Bonis Archive logo that appears on the lower right corner of the photos pictured above is only a watermark and WILL NOT APPEAR on the actual print you receive.

    What Your Actual Prints Will Look Like: Your actual prints are custom printed on either 11" x 14", 16" x 20" or 20" x 24" professional grade Fujicolor Crystal Archive Paper, depending on which size photograph you purchase. Each print has the image centered on the paper, with a white border, and is hand-numbered with your specific print number and the edition size directly below the image on the left bottom side as shown in the examples below. The official Bob Bonis Signature Seal is embossed in the lower right-hand corner of the paper.

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