Tony Booth Presents….An Exhibition of Beatles Posters – At View Two, 24th August
Eight-days-a-week Beatles poster artist Tony Booth is holding his first ever exhibition, more than 50 years after Mersey Beat era.
He was the man who helped put The Beatles in the days before Twitter, Facebook, and social media, with posters created by artist Tony the main way of telling fans of upcoming gigs by The Beatles, Cilla Black and other stars of the 1960s Mersey Beat era
Tony, now 83, and still working eight-days-a-week producing posters, has faithfully reproduced 40 of his favourite posters for an exhibition in August in Liverpool’s world famous Mathew Street.
The show starting August 24 at View Two Gallery (above John Lennon’s Bar), just yards away from the iconic Cavern Club, takes place during Liverpool’s “International Beatles Week” Festival
Only a handful of the original posters produced in the hundreds by Tony in the 1960s have survived, with the vast majority discarded as waste paper once the gigs had taken place.
One Cavern Club poster, which Tony produced for a fee of “five bob” (25p) sold to an American collector in a London Auction House for £27,500.
Tony still hand-paints Beatles and other posters using the same materials and paper that he used over fifty years ago. He has already been commissioned by the famous Cavern Club to produce posters for their 60th anniversary in January next year.
View Two Gallery, 23 Mathew Street, Liverpool
TONY BOOTH PRESENTS…An exhibition of BEATLES POSTERS ……A rare collection of early Beatles gig posters, by the original Beatles poster artist Tony Booth
24th – 30th August 2016 Open every day from 12-5pm during International Beatle Week Festival.
The Exhibition continues until 21st September at View Two’s usual opening times Fridays & Saturdays 12-5pm and at other times by appointment.