Every rock and roll fan worth their salt will tell you that while the pioneers like Elvis, Buddy Holly and Jerry Lee Lewis were great in their own right, rock music wouldn’t be what it is today if not for mavericks like Led Zeppelin, The Beatles and Freddie Mercury, just to name a few.
Keith Richards exiting the "starship" 1972 US Tour
PHOTOGRAPH © ETHAN RUSSELL. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
These music icons literally revived the rock and roll scene in the sixties, after Elvis’ enlistment into the army and the plane crash that immortalised rock and roll legends, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper; so it would only be fitting that Vue Privée paid homage to these eminent names.
Just like the cutting-edge music of that era, the Rock Re-Awakens photography exhibition at Vue Privée – or [vp] – will showcase breakthrough limited edition works and merchandise from now until October 23.
(L-R): Jimi Hendrix, Classic, PHOTOGRAPH © GERED MANKOWITZ. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED;
Jim Morrison, NYC 1967, PHOTOGRAPH © JOEL BRODSKY. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Featuring an array of pictures from internationally-renowned photographers including Joel Brodsky – who shot the first Kiss album cover in 1975; Bob Gruen – close friend of John Lennon and Yoko Ono; and Elliott Landy – famed for his ingenious concert shots, Rock Re-Awakens captures iconic moments that have played a pivotal role in contributing to the history of music and culture.
A highlight of the exhibition is Singaporean rock photographer, Eddie Sung, whose exhibition will be on display in a dedicated space until October 9. Having shot celebrities such as BB King, Eric Clapton, Lady Gaga and Slash, he will be showcasing some of his recent works of current music celebrities.
While you’re at [vp], be sure to also check out the Artist of the Month exhibition – Belgian illustrator, Raphael Vicenzi, better known as Mydeadpony (pictured right).
A self-taught artist whose illustrations and watercolour techniques are influenced by fashion, street art and graffiti, Mydeadpony combines traditional hand-drawing with new digital techniques to create immensely detailed images steeped with meaningful interpretation.
View a selection of his conceptual and even unconventional art from October 6 to 30.
Vue Privée is located at 20 Cairnhill Road and is open from 12pm to 8pm on Thursday to Sunday, and by appointment only on Monday to Wednesday. Rock Re-Awakens will be on display from now until October 23, with Eddie Sung’s exhibition on until October 9; and Mydeadpony will be on display from October 6 to 30. For more information, visit www.vueprivee.com or call 6738 7225.