Raj Prem

Curator of Rare Photography

Month: January 2019

Raj Prem Continues Work Of Showcasing Rock Legends At SFAE

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.

Read more: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/raj-prem—proud-to-represent-peter-webb-and-unseen-sticky-fingers-photos-at-sfae-2015-11-20

Raj Prem On Previously Unreleased Beatles Photographs

Depicting the culture of rock music between 1963 and 1972, Raj Prem’s collection has been displayed in different countries and galleries worldwide, including the United States, U.K., Dubai, Japan, and the Netherlands. He has help critically acclaimed exhibitions including The Decca Years, which highlights the works of Philip Townsend, Michael Cooper, and Dominique Tarle during the band’s rise from chart hits to rock movement leaders. Prem is pursuing in Bonis’ Beatles photographs to complement the many pieces he has showcased in nearly 100 exhibitions, featuring the works of photographers like Robert Freeman, David Hurn, iain macmillan et al who have documented John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr for more than four decades.

Learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfsSVJUbe9E

Raj Prem Discusses Photos Released By Former Rolling Stones Tour Manager

Documenting rock and roll’s history from 1963 to 1972, Raj Prem’s collection is exhibited in different countries and galleries worldwide, including the U.S., Britain, Dubai, Japan, and the Netherlands. He has highly recognized exhibitions to his name like The Decca Years, featuring the works of Philip Townsend, Michael Cooper, and Dominique Tarle during the band’s rise from chart hits to rock legends. Prem is very much fascinated by Bonis’ Beatles collection to complement the many pieces he has showcased in more than 95 exhibitions, including the works of photographers like Robert Freeman, David Hurn, iain macmillan and more who have immortalized John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr for four decades.

Learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZB_v-Jm62Q

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