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.
'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
'The four of them naturally showed their personalities like the different instruments they played.' Shimpei AsaiEdition: 15 numbered prints, signed by Shimpei Asai
'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 AsaiEdition: 15 numbered prints, signed by Shimpei Asai
'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 AsaiEdition: 25 numbered prints, signed by Shimpei Asai
'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 AsaiEdition: 25 numbered prints, signed by Shimpei Asai
'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 AsaiEdition: 25 numbered prints, signed by Shimpei Asai
'The Beatles sent a certain message about how the world should be and how musicians should be.' Shimpei AsaiEdition: 25 numbered prints, signed by Shimpei Asai
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 email@example.com).
Since 1974 Genesis has created signed limited edition books on behalf of authors and artists ranging from the Beatles to Buckingham Palace.
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