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Springsteen and Monroe at Proud Chelsea

Bruce Springsteen on Central Park South NYC 1978 by Lynn Goldsmith

Exhibition preview

PROUD Chelsea have two exhibitions lined up for the coming weeks:

Springsteen: The Turning Point 1977-1979, an exclusive collection of dynamic portraits of rock icon, Bruce Springsteen, taken by celebrated photographer Lynn Goldsmith, runs from July 12 to July 29, 2012.

Legendary artist, and currently embarking on his latest world tour, Bruce Springsteen is emblematic of timeless rock and roll. These rare, personal photographs – taken between 1977 and 1979 – provide an intimate glance at The Boss’ breakthrough years, before he reached his peak star status.

Over the last four decades, Lynn Goldsmith’s photographic contributions make her a rock legend in her own right. She has photographed Elvis, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Marley, and Michael Jackson among other musical idols. The candid personal relationships she developed with many of these artists, combined with her own unique creativity, have made her work iconic.

Through her relentless energy, dedication, and technical skill, Goldsmith was able to capture rock icon Bruce Springsteen at the true turning point of his career, in a way no other photographer could.

Coinciding with his much anticipated performance at Hyde Park’s Hard Rock Calling on July 14, this exclusive exhibition showcases a rare and unseen collection of personal portraits and stage shots from Springsteen’s glory days.

Marilyn Monroe Publicity Photo, Circa 1952 © Bruno Bernard / courtesy of ‘Marilyn-Intimate Exposures’ by Susan Bernard

Marilyn: Intimate Exposures, photographs by Bruno Bernard, runs from August 1 to September 9, 2012.

Bruno Bernard photographed Hollywood’s biggest and brightest stars, but is best known for “discovering” sex symbol Marilyn Monroe.

Based on the book Marilyn: Intimate Exposures by Susan Bernard, this collection documents the transformation of fresh-faced and bright-eyed Norma Jean, into glamorous Marilyn Monroe with the “Pillow Case White” hair.

Fifty years since the sad passing of Marilyn Monroe, Proud Chelsea celebrates the photographic career of Bruno Bernard and his intimate relationship with the blonde every gentleman preferred.

Proud Chelsea, 161 Kings Road, London, SW3 5XP