Paul McCartney – Eyes of the Storm 1963-1964
National Portrait Gallery, London
An unprecedented exhibition, revealing – for the first time – extraordinary photographs taken by Paul McCartney.
This show focuses on portraits captured by McCartney using his own camera, between December 1963 and February 1964 – a time when The Beatles were catapulted from a British sensation to a global phenomenon. These never-before-seen images offer a uniquely personal perspective on what it was like to be a ‘Beatle’ at the start of ‘Beatlemania’ – and adjusting from playing gigs on UK stages, to performing to 73 million Americans on The Ed Sullivan Show. At a time when so many camera lenses were on the band, it is Paul McCartney’s which tells the truest story of a band creating cultural history – in one of its most exciting chapters.
Metro Imaging and Metro Framing have worked across all departments in providing the highest quality exhibition services, including scanning, retouch, printing and framing. We have worked closely with the curation team and artist to produce one of the most memorable and exciting exhibitions in conjunction with the relaunch of the National Portrait Gallery.
Paul McCartney, Photographs 1963–64: Eyes of the Storm is supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies.