Klaus Voormann, legendary musician, Beatles-friend, designer of the Beatles’ iconic Revolver album cover and Grammy Award winner, will be launching a new exhibition in Hamburg. To be shown as part of the Reeperbahn Festival, the exhibition will be open to the public from 19 to 23 September 2018 and will be dedicated to Voormann’s substantial creative work, which started in Hamburg in 1958. The exhibition is based on Voormann’s new book, “Klaus Voormann – It started in Hamburg“, which was released on the occasion of his 80th birthday. In the book, the artist provides insights into his remarkable life and works and also reminisces on his time spent with the Beatles.
Hamburgs plays a central role in the life and work of Klaus Voormann: “I was born in Berlin but my heart belongs to Hamburg. As for my musical and graphical career, it all started in Hamburg.”
Amidst the special atmosphere of the Reeperbahn Festival, between concerts, performing art shows and book readings, visitors will be able to immerse themselves in the “Graphic Arts and Stories” from Voormann’s life and works. The exhibition was specifically designed to be put on display in a marquee within the Festival Village.
Klaus Voormann’s relationship with the Beatles dates back to their time in Hamburg in the early 1960s. This is where the Fab Four started their music-career, spending two intermittent years in the city’s music clubs and laying the foundations for their global success story. The Beatles were an integral part of the legendary Hamburg sound of the sixties. Today, many of these live venues continue to provide a home to young and eager bands, making the district of St Pauli the number one hotspot for live-music in continental Europe. At the upcoming Reeperbahn Festival, countless newcomer bands as well as established artists from around the world will be performing live as part of 600 concerts.