See the press release below about an exhibit now open in London that features a never-before-seen shot of The Beatles filming Strawberry Fields Forever and Penny Lane by photographer Mike Champion.
Image of an Icon: A Collaborative Exhibition
Exhibit dates: 11th August – 18th September 2016
This Summer Proud Chelsea is pleased to present 'Image of an Icon' featuring the most iconic and influential faces from fashion, music, sport and film from the photographers at the heart of Proud Galleries’ 20 year history.
This unique exhibition will take you on an awe-inspiring journey through the past century and
the photographs that encapsulate the length and breadth of popular culture. Featuring a mesmerising portrait of the world’s first supermodel and fashion muse, Twiggy, taken by Justin de Villeneuve, an ethereal looking Jane Birkin and her lover Serge Gainsbourg captured by her brother, Andrew Birkin, Michael Joseph’s Hogarthian portraits from the Beggars Banquet shoot in ’68, a never-before-seen shot of The Beatles filming Strawberry Fields Forever and Penny Lane by photographer Mike Champion, David Montgomery’s iconic shots of Jimi Hendrix’s 1968 Electric Ladyland studio album cover and a glimpse into the making of the cult classic 'Withnail & I' through the lens of internationally renowned photographer Murray Close. Further portraits of icons such as David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix and Blondie will also be shown along with a collection of commemorative shots of the late, great Muhammad Ali by personal photographer, Michael Gaffney.
Proud Chelsea offers visitors an opportunity to peruse an exceptional collection of the most classic photography of all time,never seen before in one complete exhibition. Whether you are a first time visitor or a Proud Galleries regular, this exhibition will reignite your love of some of the most iconic portraits of the 20th century.
Entry is free. Visit Proud Chelsea online for more information.