Proud Galleries is the only space where you can collect fine art photography
of the coolest, the legendary and the unforgettable icons of popular culture.
Launched by the legendary Alex Proud in 1998, Proud Galleries remains one of the finest collections of art in Europe.
compelling shows by legendary photographers
Based upon a formula of exhibiting accessible shows around popular themes such as Music, Fashion, Film and Photo Reportage, Proud Galleries instantly took the photography industry by storm.
A series of landmark shows including Destroy: The Sex Pistols, Rankin’s Nudes, The Rock n' Roll Years, Underexposed, and Rebel Life: Bob Marley attracted blanket media coverage and full house, star-studded opening nights.
With up to 10,000 paying customers per show, Alex Proud’s galleries soon became known as the most popular private photographic gallery in Europe.
Throughout the years we've welcomed Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Mick Jagger, Sir Elton John, Sir Jackie Stewart, Twiggy, Giorgio Armani, Alexander McQueen, Roger Moore, Mark Ronson, Amy Winehouse, Tracey Emin, Helena Christensen, Jude Law, and Chris Martin.
Bands and musicians included: The Rolling Stones, The Clash, Sex Pistols, Blur, The Libertines, Bush, Prodigy, So Solid Crew, Primal Scream, Red Hot Chili Peppers, No Doubt and more...
The Art of
Photography is a rich medium however the rule to collecting it is simple: buy what you love and the rest will follow. Enjoyment, passion and commitment are important roles in the creation of a collection, and If you collect what you love, a theme often emerges…
If you fall in love with a work which does not fit your space or original intention, do not walk away from it, collecting is a journey of discovery and within everyone journey’s things often tend to change. The theme of your collection will always develop, as your collection grows.
As a collector you must consider the practicalities of acquiring photography. With the right tools at your disposal, appropriate guidance and care, anyone can successfully create and/or expand a collection with confidence.
At Proud Galleries we have the largest selection of fine art pop culture photography. You can buy directly from our website or alternatively contact us to receive bespoke advice on how to make your first purchase, expand your collection, decorate your space or find the perfect gift for someone special.
THE EVOLUTION OF
PHOTOGRAPHY AND ITS MARKET VALUE
‘In this rampant consumerism and technology age, everyone enjoys the idea of decay and simplicity of the 1970s.’ Chris Stein
‘Images of pop stars that were once ripped out of magazines have gone from bedroom walls to sale rooms.’ Financial Times
The 1960s witnessed radical political and social upheavals around the globe and hosted major shifts within the creative arts, consequently redirecting the narrative of popular culture and the way we consume it.
In 1990s photography evolved to a whole new level with the arrival of the digital camera and modern archival printing processes. Until today, the impact felt from these revolutionary technologies in addition to the never fading appreciation for traditional dark room printing methods and analogue cameras, continue pushing forward the technical development of the medium and increasing its market value as a collectable art form.