George Harrison celebrating the opening of Apple Tailoring at Club Dell'Aretusa in Chelsea in 1968.
Alan Messer recalls, "John Lennon and George Harrison were celebrating at Club Dell'Aretusa before the opening of Apple Tailoring in the King's Road. There were press photographers, journalists and all those trendy fab gear people that usually cropped up at these sort of parties, and me. The first picture I made that afternoon is this wide-angled photograph of George Harrison at a table with his (then) wife Patti, Judith Simons (pop journalist) and maybe the manager of the Apple Boutique. "Get outta my bloody chair," came this well-known voice from behind me as I perched upon the edge of an empty chair to get the photograph, “Steady on John”, said George kindly.
"John asked me to take some pictures for him a bit later".
Alan Messer prints are numbered and signed. Prints sized 13x19" and 17x22" are printed on 325gsm Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper. Larger prints are produced on 315gsm Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Baryta. Prints are available in the following edition sizes:
13x19" Open Edition
17x22" Open Edition
20x30" Edition of 25
40x50" Edition of 15
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A giclée print is the most popular way of producing great quality collectable prints in the digital age. It is produced is by scanning an original negative. The image is then outputed onto the chosen paper using specialist inks to make a beautiful archival print.
This natural white paper comes in a pleasant, warm shade of white and contains no optical brighteners. The exquisite surface texture gives the paper a lovely, delicate feel while at the same time lending it an artistic note. In combination with the high-gloss premium inkjet coating, it produces stunning print results with outstanding reproduction of colour and detail, deep blacks and perfect contrasts.
Our prints are available in a variety of sizes. Please see below for specific measurements for the 'A series' of paper sizes.
A3 (11.7" x 16.5" inches) (29.7 cm x 42.0 cm)
A2 (16.5" x 23.4" inches) (42.0 cm x 59.4 cm)
A1 (23.4" x 33.1" inches) (59.4 cm x 84.1 cm)
A0 (33.1" x 46.8" inches) (84.1 cm x 118.9 cm)
Please note all our sizes refer to the paper size of the print produced not the image size
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