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Time of Icons – Icons of Time



In the stillness of these photographs, Hannes Schmid discovers the eternal rhythm of passion, rebellion, and the relentless pursuit of the essence in the Time of Icons.

An electrifying journey back to the heart of the 1980s, where the pulse of Rock’n’Roll throbbed with unparalleled intensity, as we pay homage to the titans of Rock’n’Roll and celebrate the enduring legacy of their artistry. In this exhibition is a mesmerising collection of black stage photography, capturing iconic rockstars in their most transcendent moments. These images, frozen in time,
reveal a paradoxical harmony between the raw energy of performance and the profound stillness of the surrounding darkness. Each photograph serves as a portal, transporting you to the hallowed stages where legends were born and dreams ignited.

Against the backdrop of the dark, these rockstars emerge as luminous beacons of passion and defiance. Their silhouettes, etched in the obsidian canvas, stand as testaments to the timeless allure of music and the indomitable spirit of those who create it. Within these frames, the spectacle of performance is frozen in time—a momentary glimpse into the souls of those who dared to challenge the norm and redefine the boundaries of artistic expression. Here, amidst the darkness, they shine with a brilliance that transcends where mere mortal confines.

Price List
Sotheby's Salon at Bucherer – Bahnhofstrasse 50


Freddie Mercury, Queen


1982 / 2024

Pigment Print

100 x 150 cm / 39.4 x 59 in

Edition: 2/7

CHF 35'000 excl. VAT.


Collectors Box


The artbox contains 5 Digital C-Prints on Fuji Crystal Archive High-Gloss Paper, signed by the artist, mounted on passepartouts.

• Mick Jagger, Rolling Stones 1981
• Freddie Mercury, Queen 1982
• Peter Allen 1980
• Phil Collins, Genesis 1978
• David Lee Roth, Van Halen 1980

Box size: 245 x 340 x 65 mm
Image size: 140 x 210 mm
Paper size: 180 x 250 mm
Passepartout size: 297 x 210 mm
Edition 150


CHF 1'500 excl. VAT.

For more information or if you are interested in purchasing an artwork, please contact:

Hillary Huang
+41 79 359 75 13

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