Maddox Gallery, Westbourne Grove celebrated its official launch this evening with a VIP Private View of THE UNTOUCHABLES, the highly anticipated solo exhibition from the world’s leading wildlife photographer David Yarrow.
Guests in attendance included: David Yarrow, Jamie Redknapp, Piers Morgan and Celia Walden, Abbey Clancy and Peter Crouch, Jeremy Clarkson, Tamara Ecclestone Rutland, Petra Ecclestone, Lily Fortescue, Amy Jackson, Eric Dier, Katie Mary, Ronan Keating, Chloe Lewis, Montana Bloom, Robert Cavalli, Robert and Jessica Pires, Luke Sweeney and Hugo Taylor.
The event was sponsored by Victor, Rolls Royce, CÎROC Vodka, Creed and Hello! CÎROC Long Breeze, CÎROC Lemongrass and Peach Cooler and CÎROC Nettle and cucumber fizz cocktails were served to the VIP crowd as they viewed David Yarrow’s breathtaking photography at the newly opened 4000 square foot gallery space in the heart of West London. Canapés were served by Casa Cruz, who also hosted the post event dinner.
David Yarrow has built a world-class reputation for producing images of the planet’s most remote landscapes, cultures and endangered animals. His methods for enticing dangerous animals near enough to his lens for the best photograph include researching which animal is most attracted to which scent and then coating his camera in it as he lays in wait.
David’s work has been exhibited by some of the world’s leading galleries and his images are among some of the most sought after works in nature photography. David has a global book deal with Rizzoli New York, and in 2016 produced a flagship book named ‘Wild Encounters’ featuring work from seven continents and many of the Earth’s most endangered species. The foreword was written by HRH The Duke of Cambridge and all author royalties from the book go to Tusk Trust. Amazon awarded it “Best Art and Photography book of 2016”. Alongside Rizzoli, David launched the book in a series of events across the world in the last quarter of 2016, including exhibitions at Fotografiska in Stockholm, Leonhard’s Gallery in Antwerp, Holden Luntz in Palm Beach and at London’s Somerset House.
In April 2017 at the annual Tusk Gala in New York, David’s images raised $175,000 at auction, including two lots, which sold for $50,000 each, cementing his status as one of the most coveted artists in his field. In May 2017, at Sotheby’s photography auction in London, his iconic picture, Mankind, was sold for £60,000 (the highest price of the hundred lots on auction).
Born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1966, David is now considered one of the world’s leading fine art photographers. At the age of 20, he captured the now iconic image of Diego Maradona holding the World Cup at the 1986 final and the picture was syndicated across the globe becoming instantly recognisable. Following an eight year period as a stockbroker, David decided to fully devote his time to photography, focusing on his passion for wildlife and conservation.
Maddox Gallery opens its new Westbourne Grove space following the enormous success of its two Mayfair galleries that opened in 2015 and 2016.
The Untouchables. David Yarrow, Maddox Gallery, Westbourne Grove
15th September – 5th October.