Jane Birkin & Andrew Birkin, ‘Jane & Andrew’ © Andrew Birkin at Proud Galleries, London
The Stone Roses, ‘Ian Brown and Orange’ © Ian Tilton
The Rolling Stones, Ronnie Wood, David Bowie, ‘At Engineer’s Gary Kellgren’s House After Bill Wyman’s Solo Recording Session at the Record Plant’ © Bill Wyman at Proud Galleries
The Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger, ‘Mick in Nassau’ © 2020 Bill Wyman Archive at Proud Galleries, London

Proud Galleries

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.

Proud Galleries

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.

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The Art of

Collecting Photography

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.

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‘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.

Duffy at Proud Galleries, London
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The Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger @ Eric Swayne and David Bowie, Aladdin Sane @ Duffy at Proud Galleries
Tina Turner, ‘Tina in Motion’ © Norman Seeff at Proud Galleries
Debby Harry © Brian Aris at Proud Galleries

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