World-renowned London based fine art photographer David Yarrow comes to Lion City to showcase his evocative, pin sharp black and white signature prints in his solo exhibition ‘It’s Five O’ Clock Somewhere’.
Presented over two gallery floors; the exhibition will display 28 fine art photography prints, including some new images – only available at Miaja Art Collections.
‘It’s Five O’ Clock Somewhere’ will exclusively feature limited edition prints from Yarrow’s recently completed project in Montana with iconic supermodel Cindy Crawford. The exhibition also showcases photos that have captured the beauty and unique character of endangered wild animals in Borneo, Kenya, South Africa, Namibia, Iceland amongst other remote places, and his iconic image “Cara Cigar” with Cara Delevingne – all available to collectors.
Many leading galleries and museums across Europe, USA and Canada display Yarrow’s large-format monochrome images. In 2017, he had firmly established himself as one of the bestselling fine art photographers in the world, with the limited-edition prints regularly selling for high prices at auction.
When the subject is far away, you can lose a lot of the emotion in the shot. I make pictures, rather than take pictures. I have a preconception of what I want to capture.
Giving back is also integral to Yarrow’s work ethic, as he has reaffirmed his goals of raising significant funds for Wildlife Conservation and other charitable projects such as Education and Children’s Cancer.
David Yarrow was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1966. He took up photography at an early age and as a 20-year-old found himself working as a photographer for The London Times on the pitch at the World Cup Final in Mexico City. On that day, David took the famous picture of Diego Maradona holding the World Cup and, as a result, he was subsequently asked to cover the Olympics and numerous other sporting events. Many years later Yarrow established himself as a fine art photographer by documenting the natural world from new perspectives and the last nine years have been career defining.
Yarrow’s evocative and immersive photography of life on earth is most distinctive and it has earned him an ever growing following amongst art collectors. His large monochrome images made in Los Angeles are on display in leading galleries and museums across Europe and North America and his work is also a regular feature at established art fairs. By the spring of 2017, he had firmly established himself as one of the bestselling fine art photographers in the world, with the limited edition prints (just 12 in an edition) regularly selling at over $70,000 a piece and his well-received recent work is now priced even higher.
At the Sotheby’s photography auction in London in May 2017, Yarrow’s iconic image from South Sudan – Mankind – was sold for $75,000, the highest of the 100 lots in the show. In April of 2018 year David’s image “The Wolf of Main Street” sold for $100,000 and was the highest bid for piece by a living photographer. Most recently “78 Degrees North” went for an even more impressive $110,000.
In 2016, Rizzoli New York published Yarrow’s latest book – Wild Encounters – with a foreword written by HRH The Duke of Cambridge (Prince William). The book was awarded “Art Book of 2017” by Amazon and has already sold out a second print run. All Yarrow’s royalties from the book continue to be donated to Tusk, the leading British NGO that focuses on animal conservation in Africa.
Philanthropy and conservation are central to David Yarrow’s passion to document the animal and human world in a fresh and creative way. In 2017, charitable donations from the sale of David’s images exceeded $1.2 million, with four of David’s pieces raising $186,000 in just a few minutes at the Tusk Gala dinner in New York City in April 2017. In 2018 Yarrow’s work raised over $2 million, with $311,000 being raised on one night in October 2018 in collaboration with Tag Heuer and Cara Delevingne towards the Cara Delevingne Foundation.
Venue: Miaja Art Collections, 9 Muthuraman Chetty Road, APS building Level 4, Singapore 238931
Dates: 15 March – 11 April, 2019
Opening Hours: Mon – Sat, 10am – 7pm
Sun & Public Holidays, closed* (by appointment only)