60TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY
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'We are thrilled to debut our Beach Boys fine art photography collection. Having the fortune to work with such iconic image makers as Ken Veeder, Guy Webster, Julian Wasser, Earl Leaf and more, we appreciate the celebratory curation developed by our partners for this program which eloquently captures career highlights and intimate moments. Together, these compositions wholeheartedly display the fun-spirited, good vibrations of The Beach Boys.' The Beach Boys.
As The Beach Boys celebrate their 60th year of performing and recording music, ti is fitting that we dive back into the archives to search out the images that celebrate their emergence as a force in the youth revolution that swept the world in the sixties. We see, in their earliest photos from 1962, their own youthful exuberance; Carl at 15 years old, Dennis at 17, Brian at 20 and Mike at 21. These boys of summer stepped out of Hawthorne, California and defined a new wave in American music that to this day has legions of fans around the world.
Curated from the vaults of the band, the Capitol Records photo archive and the early work of notable photographers such as Guy Webster, Julian Wasser, Michael Putland, Ebet Roberts and others, we see in these never-before-released editions the band's evolution in style that reflects the changing times of their evolution.
This collection is a peek into a world of unseen moments, historic events, intimate working sessions at home and in the studio, along with the band's love of fun and their unique journey through the world together. From the innocence of their first commercial photo shoot at Paradise Cove near Malibu, CA with the legendary Ken Veeder (then Head of photography at Capitol Records) in July 1962, to the worldly Earl Leaf capturing the band on their first trip to Europe, this unique collection has been drawn together from extensive research and assistance from the band, their management team at Brother Records and Iconic Artists Group.
To mark the launch, and this significant anniversary, the band have selected three images from their history and created a very limited co-signed edition of only ten prints for each image. These photos have been signed by Mike Love, Al Jardine, Brian Wilson and Bruce Johnston. The photos are; the band onstage at The Hollywood Bowl headlining the July 3rd, 1965, Summer Spectacular Concert that also featured The Byrds, The Kinks and Sonny & Cher (by Julian Wasser); rehearsing at Columbia Studio A for "Good Vibrations" (by Guy Webster) and one from the iconic Pet Sounds photo shoot at the San Diego Zoo (by George Jerman/ Capitol Archive).
This initial collection of over 30 photos is focused mostly on the first decade (1962-1972) of the band, there are some other notable moments from their history, including their appear- ance at Live Aid in 1985 and their 1988 induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
The research for this project has been nearly a year in the making and involved countless hours of work. With the collaboration of photographers, their families, archivists, art directors, writers, musicians, sound engineers and many more, we have uncovered the stories that accompany these hidden treasures from multiple archives.
Gallery Director | Javier Robledo