'Pamela Anderson' by David Yarrow
Maddox Gallery Los Angeles is proud to present the latest series of photographs by famed British fine-art photographer David Yarrow. Hosted by actress and activist Pamela Anderson, this exclusive event will feature the world premiere unveiling of his sensational photograph – Pamela Anderson by David Yarrow.
Philanthropy and conservation have long played an integral part in David Yarrow’s mission to document the animal and human world in a fresh and creative way and his position in the industry has been rewarded with a wide range of advisory and ambassadorial roles.
Shot on location in Provence, Yarrow wanted to capture a timeless narrative, drawing from classic images of Brigitte Bardot for inspiration. Ensuring that the cast, styling and location collectively evoked a mood, shooting took place on a sloping street in Cassis – a beautiful village just east of Marseille.
Yarrow says, “Like her iconic peer, Pamela is effortlessly sexy and glamorous. Sheplays to men and the camera equally well. The South of France defines Pamela now, just as it has with Bardot for decades and it is no surprise that she has made it her home.”
In aid of The Pamela Anderson Foundation, the evening will also play host to a silent auction which will include works by venerable artists such as Mila Alexander, Igor Dobrowolski, Emma Dunlavey and Raphael Mazzucco. For 20 years, the award winning Pamela Anderson Foundation has been dedicated to supporting organisations and individuals that stand on the front lines in the protection of human, animal, and environmental rights.
In 2016, Rizzoli New York published his latest book ‘Wild Encounters’ with a foreword written by HRH The Duke of Cambridge. In 2017, charitable donations from the sale of David Yarrow’s art exceeded $1.5 million, with four of David’s pieces raising $250,000 in just a few minutes at the Tusk Gala dinner in New York City in April 2017. In 2018, he attained his goal of raising a further $2m for conservation and charitable projects.
Since opening in 2013, Maddox Gallery has donated over $5m to charitable causes. In 2018, Maddox Gallery hosted an exclusive auction with The Connor Brothers and rapper Professor Green, raising over $60,000 for the male mental health charity CALM. In October of that same year, Maddox Gallery and David Yarrow raised over $300,000 by auctioning off an exclusive photograph of Cara Delevingne from her acclaimed TAG Heuer campaign. In May 2019, Maddox Gallery hosted a special VIP preview of Coco Dávez’s exhibition ‘Faceless’ in collaboration with Teen Cancer America, raising $40K on the night by auctioning off an original ‘Amy Winehouse’ artwork, with all proceeds going towards the charity.