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Five never-seen Beatles photos by Jim Marshall unveiled by San Francisco gallery

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The San Francisco Art Exchange has unveiled a portfolio of five never-before-seen limited-edition original silver gelatin photographs of the Beatles by legendary cameraman Jim Marshall, the gallery told Beatles Examiner.

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The photographs were just released by the Marshall Estate. The portfolio celebrates the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' arrival in the U.S. and the 59th Annual Grammy Awards which honored both The Beatles and Marshall. The Beatles were given a Lifetime Achievement Award, while Marshall received a Trustees Award.

  • See the five photos, courtesy of the San Francisco Art Exchange, in the slideshow.

Jim Marshall was the only photographer to shoot The Beatles' final live stadium concert which took place in San Francisco at Candlestick Park on Aug. 29, 1966. The portfolio features an individual portrait of each of the Beatles, and a shot of the performance with the whole group onstage. According to the gallery, Marshall photographed them before the show relaxing backstage and visiting with friends, and then took photos of the concert itself. The portfolio is available individually or as a matched numbered set.

The gallery says that while the estate has decided they will not reprint any of the photographs he signed and sold during his lifetime, they will occasionally release limited editions of images not previously available as signed photographs. The San Francisco Art Exchange says it is one of only three galleries worldwide with access to Marshall's personal archive of signed photographs and the estate's limited releases.

More information is available at the gallery website.

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