Filipino hardcore Beatle aficionados/artists gather at the 16th Graphic Expo SMX, Mall of Asia for the 2nd reunion exhibit of their art works inspired by the greatest band of all time, The Beatles. The group has been an inspiration to many of today’s famous musicians and has been very influential to the pop culture in all parts of the world.
The exhibit depicts the soulful images of John, Paul, George and Ringo and their songs in prints and canvas. Memorabilias like pins, old song books, posters are being displayed as well. I even got to see a ticket of their show held in Rizal Memorial Football Stadium, Philippines back in July ’66, and guess how much it costs? 30 pesos!! And that’s at ringside!! I have fifty bucks here and if only I can travel back time, I could have seen them perform live and would still have a 20 buck change \m/.
Met some of the artists at the exhibit like Rei Ayaton through Nat, and felt like “I’m not worthy!” – ala Wayne Campbell gesture. Sir Rei’s works are fantastic! You should see his compiled books, a biography of the Fab Four. It’s like a hard bound comic, complete with well-detailed illustrations. I was in complete awe when I saw it. And according to him, he still have other books which he didn’t bring.
These are amazing art works displayed by all the great artists. Filipino art at its finest.
The event also concides Sir Paul McCartney’s birthday which makes it extra special. So here’s a toast to Sir Paul! To the Fab Four! And to everyone!