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Meet the Look Alikes art exhibit coming to Beatles symposium
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Ken Orth has been an avid Beatles art collector for thirty years - and not just an ordinary art collector. No, he has accumulated over 1,800 pieces of commercial artwork that resembles a Beatles' album cover! In homage to the Fab Four, Orth has diligently searched all over the world for any latter-day piece of art that resembles one of The Beatles' original LP covers, from Please Please Me to Let it Be! And he has assembled these into an incredible collection called "Meet the Look Alikes."
This mind-blowing tribute to the artistry of The Beatles has been a show-stopper at the Penn State "Beatles International Symposium," at Beatles at the Ridge, and in galleries such as the Ashmore in Savannah, GA. And now, Orth is bringing a portion of his extensive exhibit to the GRAMMY Museum Mississippi's "Beatles: From Cavern to Candlestick Symposium" April 1-2, 2016.
|Meet The Look Alikes exhibit|
Orth's exhibit has been called "one of a kind," and it is. His Sgt. Pepper collection of tribute works alone numbers 280 pieces. Imaginative works of art from all over the world imitate the original genius of The Beatles in vivid diversity.
Orth will be on hand at the GRAMMY Museum Mississippi in Cleveland, Mississippi, to not only give tours of his collection but also to talk about "The Impact of The Beatles on Art and Advertising" on Saturday afternoon, 2 April 2016 at 3 p.m.
Orth is one of three artists who will exhibit at the GRAMMY Museum Mississippi and Delta State University Beatles symposium that weekend. Other artists include Rande Kessler whose multimedia sculptures of The Beatles were featured at Beatles at the Ridge, and Enoch Doyle Jeter whose lithographs were the artistic highlight of Jude Southerland Kessler's third book in The John Lennon Series, She Loves You and Dr. Kit O'Toole's book, Songs We Were Singing.
Orth will be present both on Friday night, 1 April at the opening reception for the symposium and all day on Saturday, 2 April, to speak with Beatles fans, answer questions, and talk about where he found each rare and valuable work of art.
To see more of his collection, take a look at this video on YouTube or check out Orth's "Meet the Look Alikes" Facebook page.
For more information about the GRAMMY Museum Mississippi's "Beatles: From Cavern to Candlestick Symposium" on April 1-2, go to GRAMMY Museum Mississippi's official web page.
• Ken Orth's "Meet the Look Alikes" on YouTube
• "Meet the Look Alikes" Facebook page
• GRAMMY Museum Mississippi
• The John Lennon Series by Jude Southerland Kessler
• Songs We Were Singing by Kit O'Toole
Published January 6, 2016