AMSTERDAM.- Eduard Planting Gallery
in Amsterdam presents from 8 January until 21 March 2020 'A tribute to Terry ONeill'. The exhibition is an homage to the British celebrity photographer. The gallery shows a selection of iconic black and white portraits of screen stars and musicians of the Swinging Sixties and Roaring Seventies.
Terry ONeill (1938-2019) passed away on 16 November 2019 in his hometown of London. He first picked up a camera in 1958 and pioneered a more intimate, reportage style of celebrity photography, informal and spontaneous. In October 2019, ONeill was awarded a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for his services to photography by Prince William.
While other photographers concentrated on earthquakes, wars and politics, ONeill realised that youth culture was a breaking news story on a global scale and began chronicling the emerging faces of the Swinging Sixties. By 1965 he was being commissioned by the biggest magazines and newspapers in the world.
The photographer portrayed presidents, prime ministers, rock stars, Oscar winners and the British Royal Family. His work delivered iconic movie posters, album covers and fashion plates for the worlds top designers. For over six decades, he captured the frontline of fame, in both private moments and extravagant public appearances.
During 60 years Terry ONeill has photographed countless legendary stars of film, music and fashion. Iconic books provide an overview of his extensive oeuvre. ONeill is one of the worlds most published and collected photographers with work hanging in national art galleries and private collections worldwide. The National Portrait Gallery in London has nearly 80 portraits in the permanent collection.
Terry ONeill portrayed The Beatles and The Rolling Stones when they were still struggling young bands. He also photographed Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot, Faye Dunaway, Raquel Welch, Sophia Loren, Frank Sinatra, David Bowie, Elton John, Kate Moss, Amy Winehouse and Nelson Mandela; as well as every James Bond from Sean Connery and Roger Moore to Daniel Craig.
Eduard Planting Gallery | Fine Art Photographs in Amsterdam specializes in photographs by (inter)nationally well-known artists. Besides that, the gallery regularly gives attention to upcoming talent. This creates an interesting mix and contrast between famous and unknown photographers. The mixture ensures that for every budget and for every interior an appropriate artwork can be found, for individual collectors as well as for collecting companies. The gallery started in 2008 and has since then developed to one of the leading photography galleries in the Netherlands.