WEST HOLLYWOOD—Rare photographs from the Bob Bonis Archive, in association with Gallery Schuster of Berlin, will be on display at Andaz West Hollywood as part of the hotel’s rotating art program.
The collection includes limited edition photographs by Bob Bonis, former US tour manager of the Rolling Stones and the Beatles during their first tours of America, featuring intimate and unguarded photos of both groups, many previously unseen.
The art exhibit debuted on Tuesday, September 15 with a private, media-only preview reception with Bob Bonis Archive curator Larry Marion onsite to provide expert commentary and background. The photographs were opened to the public the next day, September 16, and will be on display through December.
Curated from a cache of 5,000 mostly unpublished photographs, the Bob Bonis Archive contains uniquely personal photographs of the Rolling Stones and the Beatles taken between 1964 and 1966. Kept private by Bonis, who passed away in 1992, the photos were uncovered by his son Alex nearly 50 years after they were taken, and were first made available for public purchase in early 2015 as limited edition, Grammy Museum-certified, fine art prints.
Select photographs will be available for purchase for a limited time at the famous West Hollywood hotel.
“Andaz West Hollywood has a long rock and roll history on The Sunset Strip,” said Andaz West Hollywood General Manager Lin Schatz. “Some of the most legendary rock parties happened here. Most notably, Keith Richards famously hurled a television onto the Sunset Strip. We try to honor that history and carry on that energy in the hotel today.”
“We are thrilled to unveil the Bob Bonis Archive as our next exhibition. These rare photographs give a unique look into the lives of the world’s two most iconic bands and have the power to transport the viewer back into the Golden Age of Rock.”
Andaz West Hollywood is located at 8401 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069. To preview some of the photos at the exhibit, visit the Bob Bonis Archive online.