‘Pret a Photo’ Exhibition by Richard Young

Richard Young (c) Lorenzo Agius

Richard Young (c) Lorenzo Agius

The Richard Young Gallery announces Pret a Photo, an exhibition of ‘ready to buy’ photography from the glamorous archive of Richard Young – the celebrity photographer Kate Moss affectionately calls, “Uncle Richard”.

Having taken over two million photographs over the last four decades, Pret a Photo will present exclusive, never-before-seen images from the 1970s and 1980s.

Richard comments:
“The Seventies and Eighties represent the best era in celebrity photography. Fashion powerhouses – Versace, Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Dior started to throw the most fantastic parties.

Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent, Paris, 1982 ‘It was Yves’ 46th birthday. To say it was a stylish party is an understatement!’ (c) Richard Young

Champagne was always flowing, canapés were endless, and parties lasted into all hours of the night. Celebrities were happy to let their guard down and this made for fabulous photographs.”

Lauren Bacall, Majestic Hotel, Cannes, 1979
‘We had a delicious breakfast together, then I took this shot of a truly sensational star’ (c) Richard Young

Richard Young’s limited edition collections of both colour and black & white photographs, include many of the iconic images seen on ‘Celebrity Exposed’ the four-part Sky Arts documentary series aired earlier this year. Each exclusive photograph is personally signed, stamped and numbered by Richard and comes complete with a certificate of authenticity.

Kate Moss and Johnny Depp, Ritz Paris 1995

Kate Moss and
Johnny Depp, Ritz Hotel, Paris, 1995
‘Taken outside the Paris Ritz at a Versace party. This was towards the beginning of Johnny Depp’s career when he and Kate Moss were dating. One of my favourite all time images.’ (c) Richard Young

Celebrities within the exhibition include Bob Marley, Jack Nicholson, Tina Turner, Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen, Freddie Mercury, Muhammad AliSerge Gainsbourg, Marvin Gaye, Amy Winehouse, Kate Moss and Johnny Depp – to name but a few. Additionally, an exclusive selection of Richard’s non-celebrity, reportage photography will be on display allowing the viewer to gain a greater perspective into the world of Richard Young, the photographer.

Paula Yates and Steve Strange Whispering, London 1982

Paula Yates and Steve Strange Whispering, London 1982
‘Taken at the John Swanell Book Party at the Arts Club – Paula
was always full of fun and gossip’ (c) Richard Young

Photographs range from 10” x 8” to 30” x 40” in size, are offered either framed or unframed and will be available to take from the gallery the same day of purchase. Free gift-wrapping will also be available. Prices range from £75 to £5,000.

Richard Young’s Pret a Photo
ends 28th February 2014

Richard Young Gallery
4 Holland Street
London W8 4LT

Gallery Hours:
Monday – Thursday 10:00am – 6:00pm
Friday 10.00am – 5.00pm
Saturday 10.30am – 5.00pm

Here are some other iconic photos from Getty Images  Hollywood Unseen and Marilyn.

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