Eduard Planting Gallery in Amsterdam presents from 29 July until 30 September the exhibition 'Legends Passed'. As a tribute, the gallery shows a selection of nostalgic portraits of legends such as Muhammad Ali, Chuck Berry, David Bowie, Johan Cruijff, Roger Moore and Prince, that passed away in 2016 and 2017.
The portraits of David Bowie were made by legendary photographers: Gerald Fearnley, Gijsbert Hanekroot, Markus Klinko and Justin de Villeneuve. Of course, work by British celebrity photographer Terry O’Neill (London, 1938) is also presented. He is one of the world’s most celebrated and collected photographers.
The famous image of Sir Roger Moore as James Bond (late 1970s), by Terry O’Neill, is co-signed by Roger Moore. Terry O’Neill pioneered a more intimate, reportage style of celebrity photography. No one has captured the frontline of fame so broadly and for so long. The National Portrait Gallery in London has 75 portraits in her collection.
American photographer Steve Parke has had singer Prince in front of his camera many times. He worked for Prince for 13 years as his in-house art director at Paisley Park - doing everything from designing album covers and hand painting guitars to enlisting every spare pair of hands to melt candles for an impromptu music video.
Steve Parke’s photography work with Prince has been published in numerous magazines, including People, Rolling Stone and Vogue. In April 2017, the photographer launched his book 'Picturing Prince' with rare, intimate photos. Ten great portraits have been selected for this exhibition.