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.
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The hype throughout Raj Prem’s newest exhibit follows his continued success working alongside the San Francisco Art Exchange (SFAE). The established curator feels that working with the SFAE has been an important part of this and many other rock-based showcases. “I value the opportunity to work with SFAE owners and directors Jim Hartley and Theron Kabrich,” Prem noted. “We’ve done 40 plus exhibitions together over 18 years. SFAE was the first gallery in the world to showcase the music photography genre and is probably the most successful outlet for celebrity photography.” Prem stated that the Beatles photography is only one of many exhibitions he has facilitated with the SFAE in his career. He said “Jointly we’ve co-produced several exhibitions of top UK and US photographers, including Robert Freeman, Iain MacMillan, Terry O’Neill and Dominique Tarle .” For Prem, this 50-year Beatles anniversary exhibit will not only reinvigorate old fans about their musical heroes, but also give newer fans direct information into what rock music believes in.
The obsession with all things Beatles drove curator Raj Prem’s new exhibit. Prem’s declared goal was to gives fans something new to witness. This drove him to identify a series of seldom seen photographs taken during some of group’s most pivotal times since the 1960s. The Beatles exhibition will generate the same type of excitement and interest that they originally felt more than 50 years back.
This type of ongoing demand for the Beatles is a driving force behind curator Raj Prem’s latest exhibition. Prem’s declared goal was to gives fans who already have a comprehensive understanding of the band something even more. This prompted him to identify a series of never seen photographs during some of group’s formative years in the 1960s. The Beatles photography exhibition aims to generate the same type of excitement and enthusiasm that fans originally felt over 50 years back.
Musical curator, Raj Prem will release a new series of rare and mostly unseen photographs of the world’s favorite Fab Four: The Beatles. The news comes on the heels of another major moment for these legends of rock and roll – the 50 year mark since the band’s first iconic concert and appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show in the United States. As BeatleMania skyrocketed the group into the spotlight globally, the desire to get more access into the Beatles’ lives behind the scenes grew exponentially. Fans wanted to see all aspects of them and get a peek into the private lives. Legends like photog Robert Freeman brought this to light by getting intimate access into the band’s world and showcasing them with some of the pictures of the history of rock.
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.
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.
Raj Prem, the curator and collector well known around the world for his photography exhibition displaying rock icons from the ‘60s and ‘70s, is glad to represent Peter Webb and his undiscovered “Sticky Fingers” Photos at SFAE. The photos were revealed four decades after being lost in the loft of Peter Webb’s brother-in-law, and they have come up in recent issues of Rolling Stone and Wall Street Journal. They were earlier exhibited by Prem in the SFAE “Decca Years” exhibition seven years back, which was co-produced by him. The San Francisco Art Exchange, also known as SFAE, was the initial gallery in the world to show music photography genre, and is possibly the most successful channel for celebrity photography. To date, Raj Prem and SFAE have put together 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.