Primly located in the heart of South Beach, luxury boutique hotel The Betsy will be exhibiting The Bob Bonis Archive of never-before-seen images of the Rolling Stones and The Beatles shot from 1964-1966. According to the press release, the exhibition “features 200 black and white as well as color prints curated from the close to 3000 images that comprise the collection.”
Debuting on December 3, the exhibition will be displayed along the Betsy’s public spaces such as the lobby, hallways and BLT Steak restaurant.
Bob Bonis was the tour manager for both the Rolling Stones and The Beatles first US tours and he took thousands of photographs but never made them public. Fifteen years following his death, Bonis’ son, Alex, took the images to rock n roll memorabilia specialist Larry Marion who will curate the first South Florida showcase of the images. He first had an exhibition mounted in 2011 at his NFA Gallery and then at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland among others.
The exhibition at The Betsy will be free and open to the public daily. Special tours and programming is planned for Art Basel week.
The Los Rolling Stones Photographs (2010) and The Lost Beatles Photographs (2011) were published by Harper Collins.
The Betsy is located at 1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach.