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Nick Cave: Chasing The Myth

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29 August 2014

NICK Cave: Chasing The Myth is a collection of iconic portraits of the enigmatic front man that span his extraordinary, eccentric and eclectic musical career.

Bringing together both iconic and unseen shots from David Corio, Andrew Whitton, Steve Double, David Arnoff, Viliam Hrubovcak and Amelia Troubridge: photographers whom each worked with Nick Cave at different stages of his artistic development, the exhibition is a revealing and intimate portrait of one of rock’s few singular personalities who speaks so truly from the heart.

From shots by Corio of early intense onstage performances in London while fronting his incendiary band The Birthday Party, to more subdued moments during the filming of 20,000 Days on Earth by Troubridge showing Cave’s obsessive need to create; each photographer’s unique portraiture adds to the rich narrative, encompassing the many characters which collectively make Nick Cave, one of the most revered artistic talents of the past three decades.

Launching in September at Proud Camden in celebration the UK release of 20,000 Days on Earth, a documentary about the singer by the artists Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, Nick Cave: Chasing The Myth is a vast photographic portrait of the infamous icon, revealing his provocative intelligence and cryptic vision while exploring the risks and gains of surrendering oneself to the rock ‘n’ roll myth.

Nick Cave: Chasing The Myth, 3rd September – 2nd November 2014, Proud Galleries Camden, The Horse Hospital, The Stables Market, Chalk Farm Rd, London NW1 8AH. For more information go to www.proudcamden.com

Photo Credit: © Steve Double


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