Posted: Monday, 05 August 2013 9:24PM

New Exhibition of Late Beatles Bassist Stu Sutcliffe's Art to Open This Weekend



K & K Ulf Kruger OHG/RedfernsA new exhibit featuring the artwork of founding Beatles bassist Stu Sutcliffe is scheduled to open this Saturday at the Harper's Books store in East Hampton, New York.  The exhibition, titled "Yea, Yea, Yea," will showcase 21 pieces created by the late musician, including paintings and works on paper.

The display, which runs until October 14, marks the first U.S. exhibition since 2001 focusing on Sutcliffe's art .  The retrospective features prime examples of the art he produced near the end of his short life, when he was living in Hamburg, Germany.

In addition to the 21 aforementioned works, other memorabilia from Sutcliffe's archives, including notebooks, sketches, letters, essays and photos, will be displayed throughout the gallery.

A two-hour opening reception will be held at Harper's Books on Saturday starting at 6 p.m. ET.  A limited-edition booklet has been put together to accompany the exhibit featuring an essay penned by the display's curator, artist Richard Prince.  Five hundred copies will be available, 50 of which will be signed by Prince and Sutcliffe's sister Pauline.

Sutcliffe joined The Beatles in early 1960 and left the group the following year to pursue his artistic studies in Hamburg.  He was just 21 when he died suddenly of a brain hemorrhage in April 1962.

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