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ART/CULTURE: TERRY O’NEILL INTERVIEW (DON’T PANIC MARCH 2012)

Along with fellow photographers David Bailey and Brian Duffy, Terry O’Neill’s images defined the Sixties era, and the last six decades have seen him shoot every star-studded name from Churchill and Brigitte Bardot to The Rolling Stones. We talk to Terry about his upcoming Reworked exhibition at London’s Rook & Raven gallery, and what it means to truly be an icon.

Your upcoming Reworked exhibition will see a range of contemporary artists reinterpret your work. What made you decide to go for the reworked format?

Working with Rook & Raven’s eclectic mix of contemporary artists really appealed to me; I love feeling excited about what young talent can do with my images. This project has given me a real buzz. It reminds me of the sixties, because there’s no reason or plan – it’s organic, interesting and not clichéd. It’s anarchic, which is what the sixties were all about.  Read the rest of this entry