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Rare Celebrity Photos By Bob Carlos Clarke At NPG

Rare Celebrity Photos By Bob Carlos Clarke At NPG - The National Portrait Gallery has acquired rarely seen celebrity photos by Bob Carlos Clarke.

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Mick Jagger, taken in 1971 by Bob Carlos Clarke.

An impressive selection of rarely seen celebrity portraits by renowned photographer Bob Carlos Clarke have been donated to the National Portrait Gallery collection by the Bob Carlos Clarke Foundation, it was announced today.

The photographs, which were taken in various locations between 1971 and 1998, include portraits of high profile figures such as Marco Pierre White, who Carlos Clarke photographed in his studio following the success of his acclaimed recipe book and autobiography White Heat, a striking portrait of actress Rachel Weisz, shot in Carlos Clarke’s studio in 1993, and Mick Jagger, taken during a Rolling Stones performance at The Marquee in London in 1971. 

Other highlights from the collection include portraits of Ronnie Wood and Bryan Ferry, both photographed by Carlos Clarke for the 1997 Powergen calendar, and a portrait of Elton John smiling directly at the camera, which was taken during an album cover shoot in 1991. Portraits of Elle Macpherson, taken during a 1993 photo shoot for luxury jeweller Butler & Wilson and Christopher Lee, shot for the 1993 Powergen calendar were also donated to the Gallery.

The ten photographic prints by Bob Carlos Clarke can be viewed in the National Portrait Gallery’s online digital collection while plans are made to publicly display the prints in the Gallery in the future.




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