Sir Paul McCartney’s never-before-seen personal portraits of the Beatles in 60 years are set to go on display at the National Portrait Gallery this summer.
To celebrate the release of Paul McCartney Photographys 1963-1964: Eyes of the Storm and the accompanying book, Macca will be interviewed by Stanley Tucci at a special global event on June 29 at 2pm BST.
Together, the couple will discuss the upcoming exhibition, the new book, the art of photography and the 80-year-old Beatlemania experience.
They will explore their shared interests in the creative arts, drawing on their experiences behind and in front of the camera.
McCartney and Tucci will also share stories and choose their favorite from among the 250 photos on display.
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McCartney said: “Looking at these pictures now, decades after they were taken, I find there’s a kind of innocence about them. It was all new to us at this point. But I like to think I wouldn’t take them any differently today. They’re now telling a lot of stories.” , a flood of special memories, which is one of the many reasons I love them all, and know they will always fire my imagination.
“The fact that these pictures have been taken by the National Portrait Gallery to reopen after a long renovation is amazing but also amazing – I look forward to seeing them on the walls, 60 years later, and remembering those times with the wonderful Stanley Tucci.”
Tucci added: “I am honored and delighted to interview Paul McCartney about these images and this extraordinary period of his life. A life that changed all of our lives for the better.”
Tickets for the hour-long online event Paul McCartney in Conversation with Stanley Tucci on June 29 start from £10 and are bookable here.
Paul McCartney Portraits 1963 – 1964: Eyes of the Storm runs from 28 June to 1 October at the National Portrait Gallery with tickets from £22 bookable here.
Meanwhile, the companion book Paul McCartney, 1964: Eyes of the Storm is published on June 13 and can be pre-ordered. here.
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