If you will happen to be in New York with us, The iconic Morrison Hotel Gallery at 124 Prince Street will be hosting Terry O’Neill as he presents his newly released, special limited edition archive of iconic photography.
I actually lived around the corner on West Broadway from this amazing landmark, Everyday I would pass it, lurking inside on my way to work, it’s an amazing space. The Terry O’Neill (Antique Collectors’ Club) event will take place on Saturday, June 22nd from 1pm to 4 PM and is open to the public. Copies of the book will be available for purchase for $95 and for Terry to sign. Many of O’Neill’s famous photographs reside at the Morrison Hotel Gallery at 124 Prince Street and will be on display during this special event.
There are two versions of Terry O’Neill being released. The regular edition, will retail for $95, measures 10.75 in x 12.75 in. The Deluxe Edition, for $799 measures 18.5 in. x 20.5 in , is pre signed and numbered and limited to only 300 copies. These copies will come with a rare 12×16 photograph of Brigitte Bardot,
This beautiful book of photography captures the iconic, candid and unguarded moments of both the famous and notorious. For the first time, an exhaustive cataloguing of his archive conducted over the last three years has revisited more than two million negatives and has unearthed unseen images of a career spanning 53 years.
Terry O’Neill is one of the world’s most celebrated and collected photographers. No one has captured the frontline of fame so broadly – and for so long. For more than 50 years, he has photographed rock stars and presidents, royals and movie stars, at work, at play, in private. He pioneered backstage reportage photography with the likes of Frank Sinatra, David Bowie, Sir Elton John and Chuck Berry and his work comprises a vital chronicle of rock and roll history.
His use of 35mm cameras on film sets and at the early pop music shows of the 60s opened up a new visual art form using photojournalism to revolutionize formal portraiture. His work captured the iconic, candid and unguarded moments of the famous and the notorious – from Ava Gardner to Amy Winehouse, from Churchill to Nelson Mandela, from the earliest photographs of young emerging bands such as the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. Terry O’Neill spent more than 30 years photographing Frank Sinatra, amassing a unique archive of more than 3,000 Sinatra negatives. In addition, the magazine covers, album sleeves, film posters and fashion shoots of 1,000 stars comprises the most compelling and epic catalogue of the age of celebrity.
Terry O’Neill has worked for the most prestigious magazines in the world including Time, Newsweek, Stern, Bunte, Figaro, The Sunday Times, Vanity Fair, People, Parade, Vogue and many others. His award launched to showcase the work of young emerging photographers is now one of the most highly prized global competitions in art. The Royal Society of Arts has honored him with the rare Centenary Medal for his lifetime achievement. Only a dozen have ever been awarded in recognition of ‘outstanding contributions to the art and science of photography.’