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Roll With It

| February 13, 2015 | Parties

Famed art and design publishing house Taschen branched out in a big way with the opening of its first art space, Taschen Gallery. The L.A.-based organization drew a bevy of Hollywood heavyweights and art-world regulars to toast famed British photographer David Bailey’s exhibition, It’s Just a Shot Away: The Rolling Stones in Photographs, Bailey’s first group show since he exhibited with artist David Hockney in 1971.

Joining Oscar winner Jack Nicholson were notables like Arnold Schwarzenegger and publisher Benedikt Taschen with his family. Ethan Russell, who photographed the band on their notorious 1972 U.S. tour, and Guy Webster, who shot the cover of Big Hits (High Tide and Green Grass), were also in attendance. More than 700 guests lingered over Taschen’s collector’s limited-edition SUMO edition of The Rolling Stones book (only 1,500 of the $5,000 book were made).

Photographer David LaChapelle made a grand entrance, walking in with Steven Tyler, Pamela Anderson and Amber Rose, who did her best Grace Jones impression by donning sunglasses all night. Nicholson, who arrived with daughter Lorraine, worked the room not once, not twice, but three times around, proving that the importance of being seen is an art in itself. –Photos by Angie Smith courtesy of Taschen


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