Major exhibition of photos from Pattie Boyd's illustrious life in Rock 'n' Roll
Original Layla Painting on display for first time in US
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 26, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- San Francisco Art Exchange (SFAE) announces the return of photographer Pattie Boyd, aka Layla, in a new exhibit opening February 10 – March 15, 2014. The Gallery is hosting a Valentine's Day reception for collectors of her work to meet her in person.
Former wife of both George Harrison and Eric Clapton, Boyd's first-ever photography exhibit was held at SFAE in 2005. She received global accolades and the experience inspired her to write the autobiography, Wonderful Tonight, chronicling her life as the wife of two music legends who were best friends.
"Pattie was a major part of the music and pop culture scene as the wife of both George Harrison and Eric Clapton," says Theron Kabrich, co-founder of the San Francisco Art Exchange. "She has made an indelible mark on the history of that era, so much so that some fans consider her to be a fifth Beatle."
Ten years later, her follow-up exhibition includes a vast assortment of intimate and never-before-seen photos of her life, love, friendship with Harrison, Clapton and their talented, famous circle of friends. Additionally, on display for the first time in the United States, fans will have a rare opportunity to view the original Layla album cover painting that normally hangs in Boyd's home in England.
Patricia Anne "Pattie" Boyd was born in Somerset, England. She first met Harrison in 1964 when she was cast in the Beatles' feature film A Hard Days Night. Two years later they were married. When being a 'Beatle wife' made it too difficult to work, Boyd began taking a strong interest in photography. She captured her loved ones and the experiences they shared, including the legendary trip the Beatles took to Rishikesh, India to study meditation with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in 1968.
Boyd continued to photograph her life during her second marriage to Clapton, and developed an archive of intimate images that includes candid shots of many of the most important figures in Rock 'n' Roll. She has since gone on to pursue a career in travel photography, becoming a member with distinction of the Royal Photographic Society.
Harrison proclaimed his love for Boyd in the song "Something," and Clapton wrote the classic love ballads "Layla" and "Wonderful Tonight" in her honor. Both in marriage and song, there is no doubt that these two cultural icons were spellbound with this special woman.
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