THE BEATLES' APPLE BOUTIQUE
It opened on December 5, 1967. It closed on July 31, 1968. The Beatles' Apple Boutique at 94 Baker Street in London was gone after less than eight months. The mural was gone even sooner. In 1974, Westminster City Council tore the building down.
So when I decided to revive The Beatles' shop and, arguably, the epicentre of Swinging London, the photo references were much like most memories of the late sixties: Scarce and blurry.
Many hours of comprehensive research, expert knowledge from fellow fans, and a solid supply of coloured pencils helped recreate the corner of Baker Street and Paddington Street.
I used to stand on the corner across from the new build, imagining what it would look like if the mural were still there. Now we don't need to imagine anymore: The Beatles' Apple Boutique Art Print is here.
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I make Beatles art in graphite and coloured pencils on heavyweight fine art paper. A selection of my original pencil drawings is available as fine art prints in my web store.
All art prints in my shop are premium, archive quality giclées, made with archival pigment inks on matt, textured museum-quality paper.