A poignant exhibition
Of brave icons who have battled cancer was launched at London’s Zebra One Gallery the exhibition ran for two weeks in April.
The exhibition featured powerful photos of stars including David Bowie, Angelina Jolie, Dennis Hopper and Steve McQueen as well as PREVIOUSLY UNSEEN images of Kylie Minogue and late Motorhead legend, Ian “Lemmy” Kilminster.
To support Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal, the exhibition CELEBRITY & THE BIG C donated a percentage of profits raised as well as educated people about the different signs to look out for.
Zebra One Gallery owner Gabrielle Du Plooy said:
“The vast mix of stars touched by cancer in the exhibition illustrated just how indiscriminate it is – women and men of all ages and lifestyles, facing different forms of this disease in different ways.”
Images that went on sale included 15 editions of previously unseen Kylie Minogue images, for £1,400 each, by photographer Phil Knott – the pop princess was diagnosed with breast cancer and recently celebrated her tenth anniversary of beating the disease.
It also featured 15 editions of Knott’s never-before-seen images of rock icon, Lemmy, who tragically lost his battle with an aggressive prostate cancer at the end of last year.
Other celebrity images featured in the touching exhibition, included Kate Garner’s powerful shots of Angelina Jolie – who had her ovaries removed as well as a double mastectomy, following cancer scares – and Garner’s powerful shots of David Bowie, who tragically lost his life to liver cancer in January.
The show also included pop artist Russell Marshall’s bold images of movie legend Steve McQueen – who died from asbestos-related cancer – and Apocalypse Now star Dennis Hopper – who lost his battle with prostate cancer six years ago these were and still are on sale through the gallery.
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