Raj Prem’s Opinion – Jim Hartley Is The ‘Éminence Grise’ Of SFAE

While working 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 a cohesive force in keeping the iconic photographs of the ‘60s- ‘70s era together. “Sticky Fingers: The Lost Session – Photographs by Peter Webb” is an enthusing display that contains the entire surviving archive of Peter Webb’s 1971 photo session with The Rolling Stones for the “Sticky Fingers” album. More than two-thirds of the photos have never been viewed by the public, which makes the exhibition a big success among Stones fans and art lovers. In the wake of the Stones ‘ Sticky Fingers’ US tour this year, a more comprehensive exhibition at SFAE is being discussed, where Webb’s archive is currently on display as a permanent fixture.
“When something’s gone it’s just gone, you know. But we’re not talking missing for a year or two, we’re talking 38 years. After they’d been found I walked around with this huge smile on my face for days,” Webb said to  Snap Galleries. As per Webb, photographing The Stones “as they were” at that exact moment in time, free from any overriding “concept” was the best idea he had.

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

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