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Gered Mankowitz2018-09-10T11:11:06+00:00

Project Description

 Legendary British music photographer Gered Mankowitz is one of the gallery’s most popular artists. He is best known for his iconic photographs of The Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix, but his archive goes much deeper.

Gered’s limited editions are available to purchase in a range of sizes, and you can view them all through the links on this page. We have organised the work into separate collections covering key subjects.

Click on a collection below to view the available images, prices and sizes.

Jimi Hendrix

Images from Gered’s two 1967 sessions with Jimi Hendrix
View the Jimi Hendrix collection

The Rolling Stones

Rolling Stones images from 1965 to 67.
View The Rolling Stones collection

Kate Bush

Images from Gered’s four sessions with Kate Bush
View the Kate Bush collection

The Best of the Rest

Other music portraits from the 60s – 90s
View the music portrait collection

45 RPM: Furr & Mankowitz

In 2017 Gered Mankowitz collaborated with Royal portrait painter Christian Furr – in a merging of minds and methods. The resulting collection of bold and vibrant artworks – titled 45RPM – showcases the results of their collaboration. The nature of these artworks means that each piece is unique.

View the 45 RPM collection

 The Platinum Icons box set collection

Gered Mankowitz has created a beautiful box set of limited edition platinum prints, featuring eight of his most important images.

View the Platinum Icons collection

 The 8 x 10 inch Retrospective Collection

To celebrate forty years of music photography, Gered Mankowitz made a special selection of photographs from his archives to offer in a small 8 x 10 inch size, each in a limited edition of just 9 examples. The collection includes images from each of his four decades of music photography.

View the 8×10 inch collection

Biography

Gered Mankowitz was born in London in 1946, the first son of the author and screen writer Wolf Mankowitz and the psychotherapist Ann Mankowitz.

He left school devoid of any academic qualifications aged 15 and served a short but intensive apprenticeship at Camera Press Ltd., having been inspired to pursue photography by the actor Peter Sellers.
Gered established his first studio in Mason’s Yard in 1963, in the very heart of 60s swinging London.

He met and photographed Marianne Faithfull in 1964, who was managed by the mercurial Andrew Loog Oldham, who also managed the Rolling Stones.

Gered started working with the Rolling Stones in 1965; he toured America with them and produced several album covers for the band. He continued working with them until 1967 by which time Gered was established as one of London’s leading rock photographers.

Early in 1967 Gered worked with Jimi Hendrix and the Experience producing, during two sessions at his Mason’s Yard studio, images of Jimi that would go on to become some of the most iconic and widely known portraits of the great musician.

Photo credit: Viveca Karström Encrantz

Over the past 50 plus years Gered has continued to work in the music business as well as contributed to many leading magazines and also taken prize winning images for the advertising industry.
Currently Gered has been concentrating on books and exhibitions in galleries all over the world.

In 2017 he collaborated with his old friend and artist Christian Furr to create an extraordinary collection of 45 new images called 45RPM – based on his archive, Gered created new versions of old images which Christian then added to, using paint, pastels, ink and diamond dust to create a series of unique pieces.

In 2016 Gered was awarded the distinction of a Fellowship of The Royal Photographic Society.

He is based in Cornwall where he has also been a part-time lecturer at University College Falmouth.