BRAVE ICONS: Zebra One gallery, in London’s Hampstead area, has launched “Celebrity and the Big C,” a photographic exhibition featuring legends within the arts and culture industries whose lives have been affected by cancer.
British photographer Kate Garner’s images of David Bowie — who lost his life to liver cancer earlier this year — and of Angelina Jolie, who has undergone a double mastectomy and had her ovaries removed in the past, are featured on the exhibit.
There are also photographs of Steve McQueen — who died of asbestos-related cancer — and “Apocalypse Now” star Dennis Hopper, by pop artist Russell Marshall.
Also on display are previously unseen images of rock great Lemmy and Kylie Minogue, by photographer Phil Knott.
There will be 15 editions of Minogue’s images, released to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the singer beating breast cancer, on sale for 1,400 pounds, or $1,980 each.
“The vast mix of stars touched by cancer in this exhibition illustrates just how indiscriminate it is — women and men of all ages and lifestyles, facing different forms of the disease in different ways,” said Zebra One Gallery owner, Gabrielle Du Plooy.
The exhibit’s principal aim is to raise cancer awareness and will thus be supporting the fund-raising campaign “Marie Curie’s Daffodil Appeal” by donating 10 percent of the proceeds from the sales of the photographs to the organization, which provides free care and support to people living with terminal illnesses.
Zebra One Gallery had also mounted “Kate Moss: Unseen” earlier this year, an exhibit featuring previously unseen images of a young Kate Moss at age 14, by photographer Owen Scarbiena.