Silver gelatine print mounted on board, framed
95 × 170 cm (37 2/5 × 67 in)
Framed: 130 × 210 cm (51 1/5 × 82 1/3 in)
Edition: 1 out of 2
Art Director: Bryan Ferry
Photo: Adam Whitehead
Certificate of authenticity and signature
Provenance: donated by Bryan Ferry
Estimate: CHF 8,000 – 10,000
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The thirteenth studio album “Olympia” by Bryan Ferry has been released on 25 October 2010. His albums are renowned for their iconic imagery. This album continued this tradition: the cover features the fashion model Kate Moss and refers to the Édouard Manet 1863 painting of the same name “Olympia”. In total there is a series of ten images featuring cover girl Kate Moss, of which this photograph comes from Bryan Ferry’s private collection.
Bryan Ferry (born 1945 in Washington) has counted as one of the most innovative and stylish musicians of the rock and pop scene ever since the release of his first album with Roxy Music in 1972.
Together with his band, the musician once dubbed the “coolest living Englishman” laid the cornerstone of what was to become the New Wave movement. But he also made music history as a solo artist — with songs like “Don’t Stop the Dance,” “Slave to Love,” and “Let’s Stick Together.” His timeless ballads continue to strike a chord in people of all ages. Even after over forty years on the stage, Ferry is still a passionate performer who knows how to electrify his audience.