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Terry O'Neill in St James, The Art of Photography

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

A NEW exhibition celebrating the work of one of Britain’s finest photographers, Terry O’Neill in St James, The Art of Photography, runs from February 14 to March 3, 2006, at the Chris Beetles Gallery.

Since 1960, Terry O’Neill has photographed the rich and famous the world over. His pictures, taken while working for magazines such as Vogue, Paris Match, GQ and Rolling Stone, helped launch the careers of stars like Brigitte Bardot, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Kate Moss.

Sixty five of his portraits are held by the National Portrait Gallery.

The exhibition will feature more than 100 of his pictures, juxtaposing classic images with lesser-known, more intimate portraits and those new to the public eye. The subjects will include Sean Connery, Luciano Pavarotti, David Bowie, Jerry Hall, Audrey Hepburn, Clint Eastwood, Tina Turner, Elizabeth Taylor and many more.

The show’s centrepieces will be two 6 × 4 foot prints – Mohammad Ali training and Frank Sinatra performing – comprised of blown up contact sheets, showing a sequence of images of each man as he prepares, performs and finally, relaxes.

This selling exhibition is the first of its kind in St James which is usually associated with more traditional art.

For more information telephone 0207 839 7551 or visit the website.