Oasis photos and interview at Jill Furmanovsky London exhibition - feat Sinéad O'Connor and Miles Davis
A central London exhibition brings together classic photographs of artists including Amy Winehouse, Pink Floyd, Chic, Joy Division, Miles Davis and Leonard Cohen.
Jill Furmanovsky: No Music No Life opens today (November 17) at Proud Galleries, in Charing Cross, presented with Rockarchive.
The exhibition showcases some of the most celebrated shots from Furmanovsky's archive, including images of Amy Winehouse, Pink Floyd, Chic, Joy Division, Miles Davis, and Leonard Cohen. The centrepiece is an award-winning portrait of Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts, who died in 2021.
A section of the show is dedicated to Furmanovsky’s unique, intimate photographs of Oasis, with whom she had a close relationship at their height. A short film sees the photographer discuss those times and pictures with Noel Gallagher.
Oasis images include the famous picture of Noel looking over the crowd at Maine Road and Liam on the streets of San Francisco.
Other highlights at the show include Chic during a performance at the Hammersmith Odeon in 1979 and Amy Winehouse, backstage at the Union Chapel.
Furmanovsky said: “I feel blessed to have photographed so many extraordinary musicians over my 50-year career. Their music formed a soundtrack to my life and has inspired my work. This exhibition at Proud is homage to their magical gifts. ‘No Music No Life’ says it all.”
Prints from the exhibition will be available to buy, including new limited editions created for the show, as well as books and other merchandise. In addition to Furmanovsky’s prints, a selection of other work from Rockarchive will also be on show during weekends in the gallery basement.
Proud Galleries is open Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 6pm and is at 32 John Adam Street, London, WC2N 6BP. Jill Furmanovsky: No Music No Life runs until February 3, sponsored by MPB and Fotospeed.