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Up Close and Personal at Terry O’Neil Exhibition

By Amsterdam City Tours

Up close and personal at Terry O’Neil exhibitionBritish photographer Terry O'Neil is famous for catching his subjects in candid, intimate settings. His legendary work, featuring famous famous including the Beatles, Brigid Bardot, the Stones, David Bowie and Amy Winehouse. Bringing his artful eye to Amsterdam, the Eduard Planting gallery is hosting a collection of O'Neil's work from 3 March to 21 April.

The exhibition opens with O'Neil's intimate portrayal of former wife Faye Dunaway. Called by some as the most iconic Hollywood shot of all time, his image shows Dunayway the morning after her best actress Oscar win for the film, Network.

Up close and personal at Terry O’Neil exhibition
Outside of the bedroom, O'Neil was a staple shutter lens among the headliners of rock. Having shot Frank Sinatrra the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Amy Winehouse and David Bowie, he got up close and personal with major music figures. But he also photographed royalty, capturing the British royal family.

Up close and personal at Terry O’Neil exhibition
O'Neil got his break in 1959 with the British national tabloid The Daily Sketch. He was hired after publishing an iconic image of a man cat-napping at London's Heathrow Airport. The man turned out to be the British home secretary.

The Eduard Planting Gallery of Amsterdam prides itself on promoting the work of both international and local photographers. They also play an important role in fostering the work of up and coming photographic artists. Their gallery is regularly hosting exhibitions like the O'Neil collection that both engage audiences, and showcase the genre.

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