by Ivana Markotic

Many women vie for the attention of rock stars and dream of securing one as a husband. Pattie Boyd managed to wed two of the world’s most famous rock legends and became an endless source of inspiration to both. The rock muse invites Toronto to look into her life alongside The Beatles’ George Harrison and singer Eric Clapton with her photography exhibit, "Through the Eye of a Muse" at The Great Hall Gallery until December 31st.

In 2007, Boyd released an autobiography titled Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me, detailing her relationships with both men. The shocking revelations of the private moments with both men are accompanied by intimate photographs that also appear in the exhibit.

The photographs that span from the 1960s to the early 2000s have already been on exhibit in London and New York City. Now on display in Toronto, it is amusing to view simple photographs of Harrison and Clapton, away from all the fan mania. Shared smiles and mid-conversations are also captured by Boyd of Paul McCartney, Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger, and Jerri Hall. Moreover, Boyd had an insider’s take of The Beatles time in India and managed to take stunning black and white photos.

Boyd graduates from recording rock stars, such as Ringo Starr playfully covering a Buddha’s eyes, to taking photos of beautiful landscapes and people all over the world, such as the monks of Tibet.

If you want to own a piece of rock history, the photos are for sale starting at $2250. For the rest of us, we can marvel at Boyd’s life as a muse who made the two most famous rock legends her own muses.

Open until December 31st.
Location: 1087 Queen St. West
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Monday-Friday: 12pm-6pm
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