SAN FRANCISCO, CA.-
Keith Richards photography exhibition, opens October 23rd; just three days before his much-anticipated autobiography is released. Some of the worlds greatest rock photographers work is coming together to form an intimate look at the various stages of Keiths life in Before They Make me Run Portraits of Keith Richards 63 to 71.
As one of the worlds most beloved musicians, Keith is celebrated as much for his lifestyle as his musical genius. See how each photographer captured a different side of Keith in Before They Make me Run.
Curated by Raj Prem and produced in association with SFAE, the exhibition includes images from iconic sessions such as Phillip Townsends first ever photographs of the Stones in Chelsea in the early 60s, Gered Mankowitzs moody black and white portraits, Michael Coopers exotic images from Morocco and Joshua Tree, Michael Josephs Beggars Banquet photos, official Stones photographer Ethan Russells poetic images of the groups 1969 and 1972 US tours, and Dominique Tarles photos taken during the recording of Exile on Main St. in the South of France. Additional photographers included are Peter Webb and David Montgomery with their memorable Sticky Fingers images, well known producer Eddie Kramer's intimate recording studio shots with Keith, and Jerrold Schatzbergs shots of Keith dressed in drag.
Before They Make me Run opens October 23 with a reception at the San Francisco Art Exchange
from 7:00 10:00pm, 458 Geary street (between Mason and Taylor). The show is viewable online, and in the gallery for a few weeks following the opening.
San Francisco Art Exchange has been the worlds leading dealer of popular icon art and photography since 1983. It is the home of pin-up artist Alberto Vargas collection of drawings and paintings. SFAE has developed relationships with legendary artists, photographers and celebrities around the world and has represented the art of Ronnie Wood, Rolling Stones guitarist since 1987. In addition to imagery of and by well-known personalities, SFAE has also enjoyed long relationships with famed album cover artists Storm Thorgerson (Pink Floyd,