Portrait photograph of Prince, Love Symbol Guitar triptych is one of the portrait photographs in Legend Passed, an exhibition that pays tribute to music and movie celebrities that passed in 2016 and 2017
AMSTERDAM– Nostalgic portrait photographs of Prince, David Bowie, Muhammad Ali, Chuck Berry, Roger Moore, and Johan Cruijff that passed away in 2016 and 2017 are part of a tribute exhibition at the Eduard Planting Gallery.
Titled Legend Passed, the exhibition brings together nostalgic portrait photographs of legends and celebrities that made a great impact on the entertainment world. The photographs are by some of the celebrated fashion photographers that spent time with the legends celebrated.
Legendary photographers such as Gerald Fearnley, Gijsbert Hanekroot, Markus Klinko, and Justin de Villeneuve, for instance, made the portrait photographs of David Bowie.
Also included in the show are portrait photographs of David Bowie by British celebrity photographer Terry O’Neill. He is one of the most collected photographers in the world. In addition to his portrait photographs of David Bowie, Terry O’Neill’s famous image of Sir Roger Moore as James Bond, co-signed by Roger Moore, are also on display. In the black and white image, Roger Moore with a gun in hand gazes into the distance.
Ten great portrait photographs of Prince by the celebrated American photographer Steve Parke are part of this exhibition. For years, Parke was an in-house art director at Paisley Park during which he took numerous portraits of Prince. In April 2017, the photographer launched his book Picturing Prince with rare, intimate photos of the late musician and composer. Some of the images from the book are on display as part of this exhibition. In one of the images, Prince is captured with his purple Love Symbol guitar. He gazes at the camera in a seductive way.
Legends Passed at Eduard Planting Gallery from 29 July 29 through 30 September 30, 2017.