Musical opinions are frequently some of the most subjective, with blanket statements about songs and bands often being difficult to convincingly uphold. There are a handful, though, that are simply impossible to disagree with. One of which is certainly that The Rolling Stones are one of the greatest rock and roll bands of all time. Musically, a firm case can be made as the band has created some of the most memorable and definitive songs the world has seen. However, it may be the visual imagery of the band that really sets them apart from any other. The Rolling Stones upped the standard for how a rock band should look and act. Now, German publisher TASCHEN and editor Reuel Golden have aligned with the band itself to offer an unprecedented look into their fifty-year span in a collectible book titled appropriately, “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, is delivering a number of extraordinary prints for this must-have book.
Raj Prem, the internationally acclaimed curator and collector known for his photography exhibition featuring rock legends from the ‘60s and ‘70s, is proud to represent Peter Webb and his unseen “Sticky Fingers” Photos at SFAE. The photos were found 40 years after being lost in the loft of Peter Webb’s brother-in-law, and they have appeared in recent issues of Rolling Stone and Wall Street Journal. They were first showcased by Prem in the SFAE “Decca Years” exhibition seven years ago, which he co-produced.
Raj Prem, the famous curator and exhibitor of photography showcases featuring rock icons from the ‘60s and ‘70s, is proud to represent Peter Webb and a number of unseen “Sticky Fingers” Photos at SFAE. The photos were discovered 40 years after being lost in the loft of one of Peter Webb’s in-laws, and have since been seen in issues of Rolling Stone and The Wall Street Journal. They were first displayed by Prem in the SFAE “Decca Years” exhibition he co-produced seven years ago.
Depicting the history of rock music between 1963 and 1972, Raj Prem’s collection has been exhibited in different countries and galleries worldwide, including the U.S., U.K., Dubai, Japan, and the Netherlands. He has critically acclaimed exhibitions to his name such as The Decca Years, which features the works of Philip Townsend, Michael Cooper, and Dominique Tarle during the band’s rise from chart hits to rock movement leaders. Prem is very much interested in Bonis’ Beatles photographs to complement the many pieces he has showcased in more than 95 exhibitions, featuring the works of photographers like Robert Freeman, David Hurn, iain macmillan et al who have immortalized John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr for over four decades.
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