Not Fade Away Gallery Opens to International Acclaim

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World premiere exhibition of 'Lost' Beatles and Rolling Stones photos generates flood of international deals, celebrity collecting…and traffic to gallery.

All photographs by Bob Bonis, copyright 2009 by 2269 Productions, Inc.

Just two weeks following the VIP opening of New York's newest fine-art photographic gallery - Not Fade Away Gallery - which premiered the first-ever look at previously undiscovered and unknown photographs of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones from their first US tours in 1964 - 1966, the Gallery has already generated national and international attention from major book publishers, film production companies, television networks as well as celebrity collectors of photographs.

Taken by The Beatles' and Rolling Stones' U.S. Tour Manager Bob Bonis during the bands' first US concert tours, the photographs were recently discovered and exhibited for the first time ever since they were shot in the 1960s. The exhibition, The British Are Coming! - The Beatles and The Rolling Stones 1964-66 presents 76 from the more than 3,500 images taken by Bob Bonis during the most important period in the early careers of the two most influential bands in rock history.

Immediately following the opening of the exhibition (March 4), Not Fade Away Gallery began to receive calls from major fine art and photography galleries across the U.S., as well as from the UK, Russia, Brazil, Australia and other European countries wanting to show the work in their galleries. In addition, Not Fade Away Gallery has received a number of important offers from major film production companies who want to use these rare images in their upcoming projects involving The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.

The gallery is also in advanced discussions with several major fine art and photography book publishers and is planning to announce a deal shortly for the publication of several books on the Bob Bonis archive.

Not Fade Away Gallery has received calls from A-list celebrities who have purchased several of the extremely limited edition photographs from the collection.

Gallery co-founder and Director Larry Marion said: "I am thrilled at the response and reception we have been getting from the music, art, photography, film and publishing communities. The rarity and importance of these incredible images has fueled an intense and positive reaction from so many people around the world. We're proud we are able to honor the legacy and work of Bob Bonis, and to bring these never-before-seen images to the world. Look for some big news soon."

The British Are Coming will run through April 14, 2009. Fine-art photographic prints of the images are available for purchase at the gallery, located at 12 East 20 Street, 2nd Floor, Between Broadway and 5th Avenue, New York.

The Bob Bonis Archive is exclusively represented by the Not Fade Away Gallery. (http://www.NotFadeAwayGallery.com)

"The British Are Coming: The Beatles and The Rolling Stones 1964-66"
Not Fade Away Gallery, 12 East 20th Street, 2nd floor (at Broadway)
March 4th-April 14th
All photographs by Bob Bonis, copyright 2009 by 2269 Productions, Inc.

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