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Latino Daily News

Friday December 17, 2010

Mexican Artist Exhibits 120 Oil Paintings of Beatles Albums in Mexico City’s Airport

Mexican painter Antonio Luquín collection of oil paintings depicting all 120 covers from albums that The Beatles recorded as a group, or in their solo careers will be shown in Mexico until march 2011.

The collection is part of an exposition titled “Let It Beat. From The Beatles To The Beat Less Reloaded” that opens Friday, and will be in display until March 6 2011.

Image “The phenomenon known as the Beatles transformed the musical genre, art appreciation, the way of experiencing love, and as if that wasn’t enough, the stance of individuals toward society, and their own selves” the artist said.

The exhibit includes iconic renditions of the front covers of “A Hard Day’s Night”, “Beatles for Sale”“Revolver”, “Sargent Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” and “Let it Be,” as well as Paul McCartney’s “Memory almost full”, “Ringo Starr and his all starr band live”, Lennon’s “Imagine”,  and George’s “All things must pass”.Image

The exhibit also features several original albums hung next to Luquín’s paintings.

“Each reproduction pays a homage to the music and the art with which The Beatles were able to question a conservative society, and grant it freedom of love, diversity and thought” said Luquín.

ImageThis exhibit comes two weeks after the 30th anniversary of Jhon Lennon’s death, and is on display at the Exhibit Center of the terminal # 1 of the Benito Juárez International Airport of México City.