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Raj Prem Considers That The Exclusive Photos Curated By Him Are Fine Art

Prem’s collection is well-regarded in rock photography groups. Showcasing photographs of the Stones, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Bob Dylan among others, his focused efforts in this area has resulted in his determining the distinctive and most enchanting photos he could find. To ensure rare images are attainable to fans, he also works with photographers – showcasing them, supervising their archives and organizing exhibitions. A proper forerunner, Prem and long time partners San Francisco Art Exchange (SFAe) launched the world’s original rock photography show in 1997, reinstating his belief that these photographs are certainly fine art. He has worked with many photography stars, comprising Gered Mankowitz, Robert Freeman, Michael Joseph, Iain Macmillan, Michael Cooper, Peter Webb, Jerry Schatzberg, Dominique Tarlê, Terry O’Neill, and Pattie Boyd. The former music journalist holds a special corner in his heart for the Rolling Stones, however. Photos such as the ones of the Stones’ 1965 US tour revealed at the initial exhibition and those from “The Decca Years”, a showcase which represented the Rolling Stones rise from chart attractions to groundbreakers of the counter culture movement, have thrilled audiences and were secured largely due to Prem’s persistence. Read Keith Richards’ best-selling autobiography Life, and you will see many of the photos are credited to ‘the Raj Prem collection’.

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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 Bolsters Beatles Fans With Photography Exhibition

The success for Raj Prem’s newest exhibit follows a career of working with the San Francisco Art Exchange (SFAE). As Prem has noted, the SFAE has remained an important working component of this and many other rock-based exhibits. “I value the opportunity to work with SFAE owners and directors Jim Hartley and Theron Kabrich,” Prem had this to say: “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 remarked that the Beatles exhibit is only one of many showcases he has facilitated with the SFAE over the years. As he explained, “Jointly we’ve co-produced several exhibitions of top UK and US photographers, including Robert Freeman, Iain MacMillan, Terry O’Neill and Dominique Tarle.” The Beatles anniversary exhibit aims to not only supercharge original fans about their musical icons, but for Prem to allow younger generations direct access for what rock and roll is all about.

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Raj Prem – Desire For Rare Beatles Photography Continues

The buzz surrounding Prem’s newest exhibit comes alongside continued success working with the San Francisco Art Exchange (SFAE). According to the renowned curator, working with the SFAE has remained an important component of this and many other rock-based exhibits. “I value the opportunity to work with SFAE owners and directors Jim Hartley and Theron Kabrich,” Prem recently discussed. “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 remarked that the Beatles photography is only one of many exhibitions he has facilitated with the SFAE over the years. As he continued, “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, the 50 year Beatles anniversary exhibit aims to not only reinvigorate original fans about their musical heroes, but also give younger fans direct access into what rock and roll is all about.

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Raj Prem Honored To Further Stimulate World’s Passion For The Beatles

This type of fanatical demand for all things Beatles was a motivation behind curator Raj Prem’s new exhibition. Prem wanted to give the public who already have a comprehensive understanding something fresh to see. This prompted him to identify a number of rarely seen shots taken during the group’s most pivotal years in the 1960s. The Beatles photography exhibition aims to generate the same hype and enthusiasm that fans originally felt.

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Raj Prem On Rare Beatles Photos Delivered To Diehard Fans

Raj Prem, the celebrated rock music memorabilia curator, has announced the release of a new series of highly anticipated photographs of everyone’s favorite Fab Four: The Beatles. The news comes on the heels of another key milestone for these stars – over 50 years since the band’s first legendary concert and appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show in the United States. As BeatleMania furthered the group into the international spotlight, the desire to see into the Beatles’ lives became common. Fans wanted more of their favorite rock stars and to get learn about their private lives. Legends like photographer Robert Freeman helped make this possible with access into the Beatles’ world and documenting them.

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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 – “Sticky Fingers” Portrays A Collection Of Portraits Of The Rolling Stones

The display showcases an unusual collection of group and single portraits in both black and white and color, taken against the purpose-built background made by Webb at his North London Studio. One such example is the “Stones Rollin’,” which was a run-up to Peter Webb’s famous ‘Falling Stones’ image. The picture was chosen as one of the top 100 Rock and Roll photos of all time by Q Magazine and will feature on the front cover of the book with the same name — a limited 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. As a result of the efforts of Raj Prem, SFAE is a characteristic outlet for Peter Webb’s work in the US.

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Two-Thirds Of “Sticky Fingers” Has Never Been Seen By The Public – Raj Prem

Raj Prem has become a significant force in making sure the photographs of the ‘60s- ‘70s period are kept together while partnering with SFAE’s directors and proprietors Theron Kabrich and Jim Hartley, who in Prem’s opinion is the “eminence grise” of SFAE and the unrecognized genius of the business,. “Sticky Fingers: The Lost Session – Pictures by Peter Webb” is a stunning 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 desirable among Stones followers and art lovers. In line with the Stones ‘ Sticky Fingers’ US tour in the current year, a more inclusive exhibition at SFAE is being deliberated, 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 big smile on my face for days,” Webb said to  Snap Galleries. According to Webb, clicking pictures of The Stones “as they were” at that exact moment in time, free from any prevailing “concept” was the best idea he had.

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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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