Hand-signed memorabilia from the Beatles, particularly the late John Lennon and George Harrison, get more and more rare every year. That only makes events featuring them more and more special.
Such an event returns again this year as WZLX presents the Beatles Art Show and Sale, just days before Paul McCartney takes the stage at Fenway Park.
The four-day exhibit displays plenty of classic artwork from the Beatles’ career, namely lithographs and animation cells from the Yellow Submarine movie. Many of these pieces will be hand-signed by the Beatles themselves. Every single piece will be up for sale.
The main event of the exhibit, however, is famed Beatles artist Ron Campbell, who was an animator for Yellow Submarine and the ABC Saturday morning Beatles cartoon series. He will hold a live demonstration of his work, as well as sell many of his best works.
Breakfast With The Beatles host Cha-Chi Loprete always looks forward to meeting with Ron and hearing his great tales from his time as an artist during the band’s career.
“Ron Campbell is the last living member of the team that put together the great Beatle cartoons on the 1960’s. Having also worked as an animator on the Yellow Submarine movie, Mr. Campbell has lots of stories about both and shares those stories without hesitation,” says Cha-Chi. “He is a brilliant and talented artist who greets every fan with respect. He is a true gentleman.”
Other artwork available will be signed photos from Linda McCartney, drawings from Al Hirschfeld, a rare piece from original Beatles bassist Stuart Sutcliffe and much more, according to a press release about the event.
Here’s everything you need to know before going to the event:
Barnes & Noble at Boston University, Second Floor
660 Beacon St., Boston
Saturday 7/6 – Sunday 7/7, 12:00PM – 6:00PM
Monday 7/8 – Tuesday 7/9, 9:00AM – 9:00PM
The event is free to attend, but the artwork featured at the event will be available for sale.