A selling exhibition of rare and unpublished Rolling Stones photographs by Peter Webb, presented in association with Raj Prem Fine Art Photography.
Sticky Fingers: The Lost Session
16th July to 3rd September 2011
Snap Galleries, 8 Piccadilly Arcade, London, SW1Y 6NH
T: 020 7493 1152
Monday to Friday 11.00am – 6.00pm
Saturday 11.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday Closed. Bank holidays Generally closed
It’s a story that would give any photographer sleepless nights, but that any gallery owner dreams about.
A classic photo-session for one of the biggest bands on the planet, The Rolling Stones, for the cover of one of their most critically acclaimed albums, Sticky Fingers. Disaster then strikes, as British photographer Peter Webb’s negatives go missing soon after the 1971 shoot. Then, out of nowhere, they are discovered again after almost 40 years.
“They knew exactly where they were all the time, and were simply waiting to be found!”
Peter Webb, on his lost Sticky Fingers session negatives.
Detailed scanning of the negatives by Peter Webb reveals a collection of previously unpublished photographs of The Rolling Stones, both group shots and solo portraits, in black and white and colour. Sticky Fingers was released 40 years ago, and it is a pleasure, in this anniversary year, to be showing these incredible lost session images together in a comprehensive gallery exhibition for the first time anywhere in the world, some in sizes up to 6ft wide.
Don’t miss this one!