Dark Deluxe – The Bob Carlos Clarke Opus Announcement
OPUS is honoured to partner with The Little Black Gallery and the Estate of Bob Carlos Clarke to honour the life and work of one of Britain’s most talented photographers, Bob Carlos Clarke. In 2020 Bob would have celebrated his 70th birthday and it goes without saying that had he still been with us his celebrations would have probably been wild and spectacular.
Dark Deluxe The Bob Carlos Clarke Opus showcases the most famous and most loved photographs that Bob created on the most breath-taking, giant 72cm x 50cm, luxury format. Showcasing Bob’s world on a scale never before attempted and bringing together the imagination, skill and controversy that epitomises a legacy of imagery that is second to none.
The Foreword by legendary chef Marco Pierre White and Bob’s narrative throughout brings insight to his passions. Dark Deluxe The Bob Carlos Clarke Opus will win him many new fans and admirers whilst re-kindling the love affair with those who know his work intimately.
Dark Deluxe The Bob Carlos Clarke Opus plunges the viewer into a world that is an uncompromising visual delight. Bob’s childhood memories, teenage fantasies and adult desires are told in his own words and 155 dynamic colour and black and white photographs, including; Sticky Fingers, Twisted, Incendiary Blonde, Keeping Up With The Joneses, Females Are Impossible To Satisfy, Adult Females Attack Without Provocation, Masked Blonde, Chocaholic, Mermaid, Dream Tea, Fairy Bum, Unexploded Female, For Dolls That Do Dishes, Femme Fatale, Shooting Sex and the infamous Agony and Ecstasy series.
Bob’s famous celebrity photographs featured in the Opus include; Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Joanna Lumley, Jerry Hall, Marie Helvin, Dita Von Teese, Liz Hurley, Elton John, Rachel Weisz, Vinnie Jones, Jodie Kidd, Paula Yates and the iconic photographs of Marco Pierre White.
The Limited Edition Opus of just 100 copies worldwide will run to 208 sensational pages, each measuring 70cm x 48cm, weighing in excess of 17kg. The Opus will be hand-bound in leather and adorned with a circular aluminium chromalux photograph measuring 25cm in diameter. Owners can choose one of seven photographs to be printed on the circular aluminium plate to adorn the cover of their copy.
Opus Creative Director, Zenon Texeira comments:
“When the opportunity presented itself to create an Opus with the blessing of Bob’s wife Lindsey and Ghislain Pascal, co-founder of The Little Black Gallery, I knew that this Opus had to be magnificent, otherwise why bother. Our aim was to create an Opus that conjured up the emotions and excitement that I experienced when I first saw Bob’s work presented on an epic scale at Marco Pierre White’s Wheeler’s Oyster Bar and Grill. That evening I fell in love with a photographer that I had never met. On behalf of the Opus Team we hope you enjoy this Opus and agree that the Bob Carlos Clarke experience is one to be savoured.”
Co-founder of The Little Black Gallery, Ghislain Pascal comments:
“We are delighted to work with OPUS to publish this fantastic book which showcases Bob’s
work from his illustrious thirty year career, and includes in a book for the first time his images from his last series Love Dolls Never Die from 2004. It is an essential book for anyone interested in photography.”