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Raj Prem Humbled At Honor Of His Collection Being Highlighted In Rolling Stones Photobook

Prem’s collection is a legendary one in rock photography arenas. Featuring iconic snaps of the Stones, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Bob Dylan among others, his passion has resulted in his identifying the rarest and most captivating photos he could locate. In order to make sure the best photos are accessible to fans, he also works with photographers – representing them, managing their collections and organizing showcases. A true legend, Prem and long-running collaborators San Francisco Art Exchange (SFAe) launched the world’s foremost rock photography show in 1997, highlighting his belief that these photos are in fact fine art. He has worked with many photography icons, such as Gered Mankowitz, Robert Freeman, Michael Joseph, Iain Macmillan, Michael Cooper, Peter Webb, Jerry Schatzberg, Dominique Tarlê, and Terry O’Neill, in addition to Pattie Boyd. The legendary music journalist holds a special spot in his heart for the Rolling Stones, however. Photos such as the ones of the Stones’ 1965 US tour shown at that initial exhibition and those within “The Decca Years”, an exhibition which depicted the Rolling Stones evolution from chart rankers to leaders of the counter culture movement, have stunned audiences and were procured largely because of Prem’s dedication. A read of Keith Richards’ best-selling autobiography Life will prove that many of the photos are credited to ‘the Raj Prem collection’.

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Raj Prem – “Sticky Fingers” Depicts A Series Of Extraordinary Portraits Of The Rolling Stones

The exhibition portrays an exclusive collection of group and single portraits in both black and white and color, taken against a made setting by Webb at his North London Studio. One such example is the “Stones Rollin’,” which was a prelude to Peter Webb’s well-known ‘Falling Stones’ photo. The photo was branded 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 distinctive volume that includes the same photographs shown in the exhibition. One more example is “The Big Yawn,” a photo in which Mick’s huge mouth is wide open, while Bill Wyman scratches his nose. Thanks to the focused efforts of Raj Prem, SFAE is a focused outlet for Peter Webb’s work in the US.

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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.

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Raj Prem Carrying On With SFAE Photo Exhibits, Stands In For Peter Webb

Commonly known as SFAE, the San Francisco Art Exchange is the first gallery in the world to show music photography genres, and is probably the most successful outlet for celebrity shots. To date, Raj Prem and SFAE have hosted over 40 exhibitions across over 18 years, working with legends including Robert Freeman (“Beatles for Sale” showcase in 2013), Iain MacMillan (best-selling Abbey Road Collection), Terry O’Neill, and Pattie Boyd. Collaborating with SFAE’s directors and owners Theron Kabrich and Jim Hartley, who in Prem’s opinion stands as the “eminence grise” of SFAE and the unsung genius of the industry, Raj Prem has become the glue keeping the defining photographs of the ‘60s and ‘70s together. “Sticky Fingers: The Lost Session – Photographs by Peter Webb” is an inspiring collection that contains the entire surviving archive of Peter Webb’s 1971 photo session with The Rolling Stones for the “Sticky Fingers” record. Over two-thirds of the photos are unseen by the public, which makes the exhibition popular among Stones fans and art lovers.
In the wake of the Stones ‘ Sticky Fingers’ US tour this year, a more complete exhibition at SFAE is being discussed, where Webb’s archive is currently on display as a permanent exhibit.

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Raj Prem Working With Rolling Stones On Documentary Photobook

Opinions on music are certainly some of the most subjective that exist, and blanket statements about tracks and artists are often difficult to back up convincingly. However, a few are simply inarguable. One of those particular universally held opinions is certainly that The Rolling Stones are one of the greatest rock and roll bands of all time. From the musical side alone, a strong argument can be made that band has written some of the most memorable and iconic songs the genre has produced. Despite this, it may be the image of the band that truly sets them apart from any others. The Rolling Stones set the standard for ways that rock bands should present themselves. Now, from German publisher TASCHEN, editor Reuel Golden, and the band members’ personal archives, comes an unprecedented look into their fifty-year history in a collectible book simply titled “The Rolling Stones”. Along with a number of previously unseen images, legendary photo collector and exhibition curator, Raj Prem, has given several revolutionary prints for this definitive book.

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New Book Features Raj Prem’s Exclusive Collection Of The Rolling Stones’ Photos

It’s a universal fact that opinions in music are some of the most personal that exist, so broad-based statements about songs and artists are often hard to accept. However, there are some that are simply cannot be disputed. One of those few usually held opinions is unquestionably that The Rolling Stones are one of the best rock and roll bands of all time. From even just a musical angle, a certain case can be made as the band has fashioned some of the most exceptional and cult songs the category has seen. Though, it may be the visual aspect of the band that really makes them unique. The Rolling Stones set the standard for how a rock band should appear and act. Now, German publisher TASCHEN, editor Reuel Golden, and the band itself is proposing an unequaled look into their fifty-year history in a collectible book titled “The Rolling Stones”. And along with photos and graphics from the band’s private records, many previously unseen, prominent photo collector and exhibition curator, Raj Prem, has provided a number of stunning prints for this unique book.

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Raj Prem Proud To Be A Part Of Limited Run Rolling Stones Photobook

Without a doubt, musical opinions are some of the most subjective that there are, so profound statements about songs and artists are often hard to back up convincingly. There are a few, however, that are truly impossible to argue. One of those rare universally held opinions is undoubtedly that The Rolling Stones are one of the greatest rock and roll acts of all time. First, from a musical perspective, a compelling case can be made as the band has created some of the most well-known and iconic music the genre has seen. But it just might be the visual aspect of the band that truly sets them apart from the rest. The Rolling Stones set the precedent for how a rock band should be viewed by their fans. For diehards, German publisher TASCHEN, editor Reuel Golden, and the members themselves releasing an unparalleled look into their five-decade run in a collectible book titled simply “The Rolling Stones”. Delivering photos and illustrations from the band’s personal archives, many unreleased previously, iconic photo collector and exhibition curator, Raj Prem, has provided a collection of incredible prints for this definitive book.

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Raj Prem Ecstatic About Release Of Unseen Rolling Stones Pictures

The 200 photos are among 3,500 previously unpublished images taken by Bob Bonis, U.S. tour manager of the Beatles and Rolling Stones during 1964 to 1966. The images were private throughout Bonis’ life and stayed hidden in his basement even after his 1992 death. Five years ago, the photos were discovered when Bob’s son, Alex Bonis, decided to disclose 10 pictures per month over the period of two years. Available through eBay’s art and collectibles store, the shots are priced at $175 for 11 by 14 inch prints up to more than $625 for 20 by 24 inch prints. They are being sold on a first-come-first-serve basis rather than through an auction and 10% of the proceeds will benefit the Grammy Foundation, the Grammy Museum, and other celebrated organizations. The Grammy Museum also volunteered to include a certificate of authenticity with each limited-edition print, a gesture Raj Prem hopes will increase the value of the pictures and make them worth higher than their selling cost.

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Raj Prem Ecstatic About Release Of Unseen Rolling Stones Pictures

The 200 photos are among 3,500 previously unpublished images taken by Bob Bonis, U.S. tour manager of the Beatles and Rolling Stones during 1964 to 1966. The images were private throughout Bonis’ life and stayed hidden in his basement even after his 1992 death. Five years ago, the photos were discovered when Bob’s son, Alex Bonis, decided to disclose 10 pictures per month over the period of two years. Available through eBay’s art and collectibles store, the shots are priced at $175 for 11 by 14 inch prints up to more than $625 for 20 by 24 inch prints. They are being sold on a first-come-first-serve basis rather than through an auction and 10% of the proceeds will benefit the Grammy Foundation, the Grammy Museum, and other celebrated organizations. The Grammy Museum also volunteered to include a certificate of authenticity with each limited-edition print, a gesture Raj Prem hopes will increase the value of the pictures and make them worth higher than their selling cost.

Learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqiQA-EjERo

Raj Prem Is Ecstatic To Learn About The 200 Limited-Edition Fine Prints Of The Rolling Stones

Music Photography Collector who is celebrated globally, Raj Prem was excited to know more about the 200 limited-edition fine art prints of the Rolling Stones, which are now accessible on eBay in February. He is confident that these photos will be a fortune for the followers of rock history and photography.

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