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Hello, Goodbye - Fine Art Prints

The Beatles in Tokyo 1966

Shimpei Asai

Exclusively for Genesis collectors, six of Shimpei Asai's photographs are now presented as large format, framed art prints. Created in small artist editions, each proof is checked and each museum quality print is signed by Shimpei Asai. A certificate of authenticity accompanies the final framed artwork.

Printed in lightfast Giclée inks onto archival cotton rag paper, the Hello Goodbye - Fine Art Prints make Asai's photography available for the first time outside of Japan, and celebrates the 50th anniversary of The Beatles visit to Tokyo during their final tour of 1966.

The Photographer

Hello, Goodbye - Fine Art Prints

'A young photographer whose eye and lens caught both the public grandeur and intimate minutia of The Beatles Japanese visit.' Allan Kozinn music critic and author

Asai has won awards from the Tokyo Art Directors Club and the Tokyo Copywriter's Club. His work is regularly featured by Canon, and he has created award-winning movie posters, for films such as Parco.

In 1991, Asai opened a gallery for his work, the Seaside Museum in Chiba, and continues to work on various artistic projects, most recently combining his photos with Haiku poetry. As well as photography, Asai has also branched out into filmmaking, (writing, directing and filming Kidnapping Blues in 1982) and has made numerous Japanese TV appearances.
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1. Budokan Arena

Hello, Goodbye - Fine Art Prints

'The four of them naturally showed their personalities like the different instruments they played.' Shimpei Asai

Edition: 15 numbered prints, signed by Shimpei Asai
Photographer: Shimpei Asai
Print size: 50.8cm x 76.2cm (20" x 30") 
Framed size: 58.4cm x 78.7cm (23" x 31") 
Method: Archival Giclée using K3 Lightfast inks
Paper: 100% Cotton Hahnemuhle Photo Rag® 320gsm
Certificate: Numbered and signed by the publishers
Frame: White hard wood with acid free mount and UV Perspex
  • 1. Budokan Arena image 1
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  • 1. Budokan Arena image 4

2. Hilton Hotel

Hello, Goodbye - Fine Art Prints

'They appeared rather introverted; so instinctive with each other that they didn't need to talk much. It seemed that each of them was caught up in his own thoughts.' Shimpei Asai

Edition: 15 numbered prints, signed by Shimpei Asai
Photographer: Shimpei Asai
Print size: 50.8cm x 76.2cm (20" x 30") 
Framed size: 58.4cm x 78.7cm (23" x 31") 
Method: Archival Giclée using K3 Lightfast inks
Paper: 100% Cotton Hahnemuhle Photo Rag® 320gsm
Certificate: Numbered and signed by the publishers
Frame: White hard wood with acid free mount and UV Perspex
  • 2. Hilton Hotel image 1
  • 2. Hilton Hotel image 2
  • 2. Hilton Hotel image 3
  • 2. Hilton Hotel image 4

3. John

Hello, Goodbye - Fine Art Prints

'I learned from The Beatles that creativity relies on being true to yourself. They found themselves in circumstances that were beyond their control so they had to be strong to maintain their identity and express their true voices.' Shimpei Asai

Edition: 25 numbered prints, signed by Shimpei Asai
Photographer: Shimpei Asai
Print size: 30.5cm x 40.6cm (12" x 16")
Framed size: 40.6cm x 50.8cm (16" x 20") 
Method: Archival Giclée using K3 Lightfast inks
Paper: 100% Cotton Hahnemuhle Photo Rag® 320gsm
Certificate: Numbered and signed by the publishers
Frame: White hard wood with acid free mount and UV Perspex
  • 3. John image 1
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  • 3. John image 4

4. Paul

Hello, Goodbye - Fine Art Prints

'I think they must have felt so many things during this period. And they began thinking about all the experiences they'd had that normal people couldn't have known.' Shimpei Asai

Edition: 25 numbered prints, signed by Shimpei Asai
Photographer: Shimpei Asai
Print size: 30.5cm x 40.6cm (12" x 16")
Framed size: 40.6cm x 50.8cm (16" x 20") 
Method: Archival Giclée using K3 Lightfast inks
Paper: 100% Cotton Hahnemuhle Photo Rag® 320gsm
Certificate: Numbered and signed by the publishers
Frame: White hard wood with acid free mount and UV Perspex
  • 4. Paul image 1
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  • 4. Paul image 3
  • 4. Paul image 4

5. George

Hello, Goodbye - Fine Art Prints

'The birth and rise of The Beatles came about by a series of coincidences or predestination. The same thing will never happen to another group.' Shimpei Asai

Edition: 25 numbered prints, signed by Shimpei Asai
Photographer: Shimpei Asai
Print size: 30.5cm x 40.6cm (12" x 16")
Framed size: 40.6cm x 50.8cm (16" x 20") 
Method: Archival Giclée using K3 Lightfast inks
Paper: 100% Cotton Hahnemuhle Photo Rag® 320gsm
Certificate: Numbered and signed by the publishers
Frame: White hard wood with acid free mount and UV Perspex
  • 5. George image 1
  • 5. George image 2
  • 5. George image 3
  • 5. George image 4

6. Ringo

Hello, Goodbye - Fine Art Prints

'The Beatles sent a certain message about how the world should be and how musicians should be.' Shimpei Asai

Edition: 25 numbered prints, signed by Shimpei Asai
Photographer: Shimpei Asai
Print size: 30.5cm x 40.6cm (12" x 16")
Framed size: 40.6cm x 50.8cm (16" x 20") 
Method: Archival Giclée using K3 Lightfast inks
Paper: 100% Cotton Hahnemuhle Photo Rag® 320gsm
Certificate: Numbered and signed by the publishers
Frame: White hard wood with acid free mount and UV Perspex
  • 6. Ringo image 1
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  • 6. Ringo image 3
  • 6. Ringo image 4

The Complete Series

Hello, Goodbye - Fine Art Prints

Genesis prints are created using lightfast ink onto archival cotton rag paper. Shimpei Asai has individually signed each museum quality print. Each artwork comes with a numbered certificate signed by the publishers.

If you would like to collect the entire Hello, Goodbye print series (a maximum of only 15 such sets are available), please contact Genesis to discuss the addition of a complimentary archival case to house your prints (+44 (0) 1483 540970 or info@genesis-publications.com).

Edition: 6 numbered prints, signed by Shimpei Asai
Dimensions: 50.8cm x 76.2cm (20" x 30") and 30.5cm x 40.6cm (12" x 16")
Method: Archival Giclée using K3 Lightfast inks
Paper: 100% Cotton Hahnemuhle Photo Rag® 320gsm
Certificate: Numbered and signed by the publishers
  • The Complete Series image 1
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  • The Complete Series image 6

Hello, Goodbye - Fine Art Prints

1. Budokan Arena

1. Budokan Arena

  • Edition:
    15 numbered prints, signed by Shimpei Asai
  • Paper:
    100% Cotton Hahnemühle Photo Rag® Pearl 320gsm
  • Framed:
    Dimensions: 58.4cm x 78.7cm (23" x 31")
    Framed in hard wood with acid free mount and high protection UV perspex
  • Unframed:
    Dimensions: 50.8cm x 76.2cm (20" x 30")
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Framed SOLD OUT
Unframed SOLD OUT
2. Hilton Hotel

2. Hilton Hotel

  • Edition:
    15 numbered prints, signed by Shimpei Asai
  • Paper:
    100% Cotton Hahnemühle Photo Rag® Pearl 320gsm
  • Framed:
    Dimensions: 58.4cm x 78.7cm (23" x 31")
    Framed in hard wood with acid free mount and high protection UV perspex
  • Unframed:
    Dimensions: 50.8cm x 76.2cm (20" x 30")
More
Framed SOLD OUT
Unframed SOLD OUT
3. John

3. John

  • Edition:
    25 numbered prints, signed by Shimpei Asai
  • Paper:
    100% Cotton Hahnemühle Photo Rag® Pearl 320gsm
  • Framed:
    Dimensions: 40.6cm x 50.8cm (16" x 20")
    Framed in hard wood with acid free mount and high protection UV perspex
  • Unframed:
    Dimensions: 30.5cm x 40.6cm (12" x 16")
More
Framed £900
Unframed £800
4. Paul

4. Paul

  • Edition:
    25 numbered prints, signed by Shimpei Asai
  • Paper:
    100% Cotton Hahnemühle Photo Rag® Pearl 320gsm
  • Framed:
    Dimensions: 40.6cm x 50.8cm (16" x 20")
    Framed in hard wood with acid free mount and high protection UV perspex
  • Unframed:
    Dimensions: 30.5cm x 40.6cm (12" x 16")
More
Framed £900
Unframed £800
5. George

5. George

  • Edition:
    25 numbered prints, signed by Shimpei Asai
  • Paper:
    100% Cotton Hahnemühle Photo Rag® Pearl 320gsm
  • Framed:
    Dimensions: 40.6cm x 50.8cm (16" x 20")
    Framed in hard wood with acid free mount and high protection UV perspex
  • Unframed:
    Dimensions: 30.5cm x 40.6cm (12" x 16")
More
Framed £900
Unframed £800
6. Ringo

6. Ringo

  • Edition:
    25 numbered prints, signed by Shimpei Asai
  • Paper:
    100% Cotton Hahnemühle Photo Rag® Pearl 320gsm
  • Framed:
    Dimensions: 40.6cm x 50.8cm (16" x 20")
    Framed in hard wood with acid free mount and high protection UV perspex
  • Unframed:
    Dimensions: 30.5cm x 40.6cm (12" x 16")
More
Framed £900
Unframed £800
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