The show portrays a rare collection of group and single portraits in both black and white and color, taken against the selected scene made by Webb at his North London Studio. One such example is the “Stones Rollin’,” which was a introduction to Peter Webb’s well-known ‘Falling Stones’ photo. The photo was labeled as one of the top 100 Rock and Roll photos of all time by Q Magazine and will be on the front cover of the book with the same name — a special volume that comprises the same photographs shown in the exhibition. Another example is “The Big Yawn,” a photo in which Mick’s huge mouth is wide open, while Bill Wyman itches his nose. Thanks to the focused efforts of Raj Prem, SFAE is a specialised outlet for Peter Webb’s work in the US.
Month: December 2017
The display portrays a rare collection of group and single portraits in both black and white and color, shot against the purpose-built backdrop built by Webb at his North London Studio. One example comprises “Stones Rollin’,” which was a prequel to Peter Webb’s famous ‘Falling Stones’ image. The image was voted as one of the top 100 Rock and Roll photos of all time by Q Magazine and will grace the front cover of the book with the same name — an exclusive edition volume that consists of the same photographs shown in the exhibition. Another example is “The Big Yawn,” a picture in which Mick’s huge mouth is wide open, while Bill Wyman itches his nose. Thanks to Raj Prem, SFAE is a distinctive outlet for Peter Webb’s work in the US.
Raj Prem has become a binding force in making sure the photographs of the ‘60s- ‘70s period are kept together while functioning with SFAE’s directors and proprietors Theron Kabrich and Jim Hartley, who in Prem’s understanding is the “eminence grise” of SFAE and the unrecognized genius of the business,. “Sticky Fingers: The Lost Session – Pictures by Peter Webb” is a thrilling display that includes the entire remaining archive of Peter Webb’s 1971 photo session with The Rolling Stones for the “Sticky Fingers” album. Over two-thirds of the photos have never been viewed by the public, which makes the exhibition sought-after among Stones followers and art lovers. In line with the Stones ‘ Sticky Fingers’ US tour in the current year, a more comprehensive exhibition at SFAE is being discussed, where Webb’s archive is presently on display as a permanent fixture. “When something’s gone it’s just gone, you know. We are talking 38 years in place of talking a year or two. After they’d been found I walked around with this huge smile on my face for days,” Webb said to Snap Galleries. According to Webb, taking pictures of The Stones “as they were” at that exact moment in time, free from any central “concept” was the best idea he had.
Raj Prem, the exceptional curator and collector globally renowned for his photography exhibitions, featuring rock icons from the decades of 1960s and 1970s is thrilled to represent Peter Webb and his unseen series “Sticky Fingers” of Photographs at SFAE. The photographs appeared post four decades of being misplaced in the attic of Peter Webb’s brother-in-law, and they have appeared in up-to-date issues of Rolling Stone and Wall Street Journal. They were first exhibited by Prem in the SFAE “Decca Years” exhibition seven years ago, which was co-produced by him. The San Francisco Art Exchange, also known as SFAE, was the primary gallery in the world to show music photography field, and is probably the most successful channel for celebrity photography. Till the current date, Raj Prem and SFAE have worked together on over 40 exhibitions in over 18 years, working with photographers comprising Robert Freeman (“Beatles for Sale” exhibition in 2013), Iain MacMillan (best-selling Abbey Road Collection), Terry O’Neill, and Pattie Boyd.