A new photography exhibit showcasing the irreplaceable, one-of-a-kind picture of effortless cool that is Keith Richards is showing at Morrison Hotel Gallery’s … in Los Angeles, NYC and Maui … until June 22. But us here in Oz don’t have to miss out entirely! You can view the incredible photographs from the Keith, Unfiltered exhibition HERE.
"A case study of the mythic being that is Keith Richards", Keith, Unfiltered features images of the Rolling Stones guitarist taken over the past 50-plus years by a cast rock & roll photography greats, including Lynn Goldsmith, Bob Gruen and Norman Seeff, among many others. The career-spanning collection of images captures the frenetic energy of Richards and his bandmates at the centre of sold-out stadiums and screaming fans, alongside moments of candid relaxation and Keith just being Keith … casually cooking eggs shirtless at Andy Warhol’s house.
“I’ve lived my life in my own way, and I’m here today because I have taken the trouble to find out who I am,” Richards once told Rolling Stone. “If people want to be like Keith Richards, then they better have the same physical makeup. I come from a very sturdy stock … otherwise I wouldn’t be here.”
No matter the year, the place or the situation, Richards is a picture of pure confidence. The exhibition offers fans an arcane glimpse into the many ways his artistry, fashion and attitude have shaped the evolution of rock culture and vice versa. For a masterclass in cool, scroll through the Keith, Unfiltered collection HERE.
The exhibition coincides with the kickoff of the Stones’ rescheduled No Filter tour dates, offering a timely retrospective of the legendary 1969 tour at 50. Over the past half century, Keith Richards has undeniably charged the progression of rock and roll with electrifying energy and stylish dissent. Listen to the 2019 remaster of his 1988 solo album, Talk Is Cheap on Spotify:
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