The San Francisco Art Exchange, commonly known as SFAE, was the first gallery in the world to show music photography genre, and is probably the most successful outlet for celebrity photography. To date, Raj Prem and SFAE have curated over 40 exhibitions in over 18 years, working with photographers including Robert Freeman (“Beatles for Sale” exhibition in 2013), Iain MacMillan (best-selling Abbey Road Collection), Terry O’Neill, and Pattie Boyd. While collaborating with SFAE’s directors and owners Theron Kabrich and Jim Hartley, who in Prem’s opinion is the “eminence grise” of SFAE and the unsung genius of the business, Raj Prem has become the glue holding the defining photographs of the ‘60s- ‘70s era together. “Sticky Fingers: The Lost Session – Photographs by Peter Webb” is an inspiring exhibition that contains the entire surviving 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 seen by the public, which makes the exhibition a big hit among Stones fans and art lovers. In the wake of the Stones ‘ Sticky Fingers’ US tour this year, a fuller exhibition at SFAE is being discussed, where Webb’s archive is currently on display as a permanent fixture.
Month: October 2018
Without a doubt, musical opinions are some of the most subjective that exist, so all-encompassing statements about songs and artists are often hard to back up convincingly. There are a few, however, that are truly impossible to argue. One of those rare universally held opinions is undoubtedly that The Rolling Stones are one of the greatest rock and roll acts of all time. First, from a musical standpoint, a compelling case can be made as the band has created some of the most well-known and iconic songs the genre has seen. But it may be the visual aspect of the band that truly puts them above any other. The Rolling Stones set the precedent for how a rock band should conduct themselves. For fans, German publisher TASCHEN, editor Reuel Golden, and the band itself is releasing an unparalleled look into their fifty-year career in a collectible book titled simply “The Rolling Stones”. Complementing photos and illustrations from the band’s personal archives, many previously unreleased, renowned photo collector and exhibition curator, Raj Prem, has provided a number of legendary prints for this definitive book.
It’s a known fact that perspectives in music are some of the most individual that exist, so generic statements about songs and artists are often difficult to back up credibly. Nonetheless, there are some that are simply impossible to argue. One of those few usually held opinions is certainly that The Rolling Stones are one of the top rock and roll bands of all time. From even just a musical perspective, a certain case can be made as the band has fashioned some of the most outstanding and iconic songs the category has seen. Though, it may be the illustrative aspect of the band that really makes them stand out from the rest. The Rolling Stones set the level for how a rock band should appear and act. Now, German publisher TASCHEN, editor Reuel Golden, and the band itself is offering an unmatched look into their fifty-year history in a collectible book titled merely “The Rolling Stones”. And along with photos and graphics from the band’s personal archives, many formerly unseen, famous photo collector and exhibition curator, Raj Prem, has provided a number of stunning prints for this definitive book.
Musical opinions are without a doubt some of the most subjective that can be made, so blanket statements about songs and bands are often difficult to convincingly uphold. However, there are a handful that are simply impossible to argue with. One of which is certainly that The Rolling Stones are one of the greatest rock and roll bands of all time. Musically, a compelling case can be made as the band has created some of the most memorable and definitive songs the genre has seen. However, it may be the visual appearance of the band that really sets them apart from any other. The Rolling Stones created the standard for how a rock band should look and act. Now, German publisher TASCHEN and editor Reuel Golden have teamed with the band itself to offer an unprecedented look into their fifty-year history in a collectible book titled aptly “The Rolling Stones”. And along with pictures and illustrations from the band’s personal collections, many previously unseen, acclaimed photo collector and exhibition curator, Raj Prem, has delivered a number of extraordinary prints for this must-have book.
The 200 images are part of 3,500 unseen photos shot by Bob Bonis, U.S. tour manager of the Beatles and Rolling Stones from 1964 to 1966. The shots remained private through Bonis’ life and stayed undiscovered in his basement following his death in 1992. Five years ago, the photos saw the light of day when Bob’s son, Alex Bonis, began to roll out 10 pictures per month over the period of two years. Made public through eBay’s art and collectibles store, the photos run from $175 for 11 by 14 inch prints all the way up to $625 or more for 20 by 24 inch prints. They are bought first-come-first-serve rather than through an auction, with 10% of the proceeds benefitting the Grammy Foundation, the Grammy Museum, and other renowned organizations. The Grammy Museum has volunteered to provide a certificate of authenticity with each limited-edition print, a move that Raj Prem believes can increase the value of the pictures and make them worth more than their selling cost.
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