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Time of Icons – Icons of Time

SUDDENLY VERY QUIET

HANNES SCHMID’S ROCKSTARS


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 Zürich – Talstrasse 83

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Mick Jagger, Rolling Stones

Blackstage

1981 / 2024

Pigment Print

150 x 225 cm

Edition: 1/3

CHF 50'000 excl. VAT.

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Freddie Mercury, Queen

Blackstage

1982 / 2024

Pigment Print

150 x 225 cm

Edition: 1/3

CHF 50'000 excl. VAT.

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Phil Collins, Genesis

Blackstage

1978 / 2024

Pigment Print

150 x 225 cm

Edition: 1/3

CHF 50'000 excl. VAT.

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Elton John

Blackstage

1982 / 2024

Pigment Print

150 x 225 cm

Edition: 1/3

CHF 50'000 excl. VAT.

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Bob Geldof, Boomtown Rats

Blackstage

1979 / 2013

Pigment Print

150 x 225 cm

Edition: 1/3

CHF 50'000 excl. VAT.

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Tina Turner

Blackstage

1979 / 2024

Pigment Print

225 x 150 cm

Edition: 1/3

CHF 50'000 excl. VAT.

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Bob Marley

Blackstage

1980 / 2024

Pigment Print

150 x 225 cm

Edition: 1/3

CHF 50'000 excl. VAT.

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Paul Stanley, Kiss

Blackstage

1980 / 2024

Pigment Print

150 x 225 cm

Edition: 1/3

CHF 50'000 excl. VAT.

All artworks are available in the the following sizes:

40 x 60 cm, Ed. of 25
60 x 90 cm, Ed. of 15
80 x 120 cm, Ed. of 10
100 x 150 cm
, Ed. of 7
150 x 225 cm
, Ed. of 3

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

Hillary Huang
+41 79 359 75 13
hillary@hannesschmid.ch

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