Covering the history of rock music from 1963 and 1972, Raj Prem’s collection has been shown in different countries and galleries worldwide, such as the U.S., U.K., Dubai, Japan, and the Netherlands. He has put on critically recognized exhibitions such as The Decca Years, which features the works of Philip Townsend, Michael Cooper, and Dominique Tarle during the band’s climb from chart hits to rock movement icons. Prem is very much intrigued in Bonis’ Beatles photographs to extend the many pieces he has showcased in over 95 exhibitions, celebrating the shots of photographers like Robert Freeman, David Hurn, iain macmillan et al who have immortalized everyone’s favorite Fab Four, the Beatles, for over forty years.
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The 200 images make up 3,500 unseen photos shot by Bob Bonis, who served as U.S. tour manager for the Beatles and Rolling Stones from 1964 to 1966, notes Raj Prem. They remained private through Bonis’ life and stayed undiscovered in his home following his demise in 1992. Five years ago, the photos saw the light of day as Alex Bonis, Bob’s son, decided to roll out 10 pictures per month over the course of two years. Purchased through eBay’s art and collectibles store, the photos run from $175 for 11 by 14 inch prints all the way up to $625 or higher for 20 by 24 inch prints. They are bought outright rather than auctioned, with 10% of the proceeds benefitting the Grammy Foundation, the Grammy Museum, and other top organizations. The Grammy Museum has volunteered to provide a certificate of authenticity with the limited-edition prints, which Prem believes can increase the value of the prints and make them worth more than eBay price.
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The 200 photos are among 3,500 previously unpublished images taken by Bob Bonis, U.S. tour manager of the Beatles and Rolling Stones during 1964 to 1966. The images were private throughout Bonis’ life and stayed hidden in his basement even after his 1992 death. Five years ago, the photos were discovered when Bob’s son, Alex Bonis, decided to disclose 10 pictures per month over the period of two years. Available through eBay’s art and collectibles store, the shots are priced at $175 for 11 by 14 inch prints up to more than $625 for 20 by 24 inch prints. They are being sold on a first-come-first-serve basis rather than through an auction and 10% of the proceeds will benefit the Grammy Foundation, the Grammy Museum, and other celebrated organizations. The Grammy Museum also volunteered to include a certificate of authenticity with each limited-edition print, a gesture Raj Prem hopes will increase the value of the pictures and make them worth higher than their selling cost.
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