Private View: Full Throttle, a Retrospective by Bob Carlos Clarke

By on May 24, 2010

Thursday 3rd June, 6:30-8:30 pm in Chelsea, London – Skin Two invites you to a private view of a retrospective of work by the legendary photographer Bob Carlos Clarke. The exhibition features a selection of pictures from Bob’s thirty year career.

Mermaid The Estate of Bob Carlos Clarke

The estate of Bob Carlos Clarke has released for the first time ‘estate editions’ of nine of Bob’s famous early images as 16” x 20” digital bromide prints in editions of 25 for £350 + VAT. These include ‘Black is My True Love’s Heart’, ‘Dreamkeeper’ and ‘Courtesan’.

Bob Carlos Clarke was born in Cork, Ireland, in 1950 and came to England in 1964 to study art and design at West Sussex College of Art. He then went to London College of Printing, before completing his degree at the Royal College of Art in 1975. Bob won numerous awards for his high-profile advertising campaigns, fame for his photo journalism and celebrity portraits and international acclaim from collectors of fine prints. He died in 2006 and is now recognised as one of Britain’s most important and collectable photographers.


Bob Carlos Clarke produced six books: The Illustrated Delta of Venus (1979), Obsession (1981), The Dark Summer (1985), White Heat (1990), Shooting Sex (2002) and Love Dolls never Die (2004). A biography, ‘Exposure’, by Simon Garfield was published by Ebury Press in 2009.

Admission to the private view is free, including wine and beer and free catalogue. Fetish dress is totally encouraged, but feel free to wear street clothing if you must.


Please note that this is an exclusive event for guests of Skin Two. Entry is strictly by invitation only and numbers are strictly limited. To receive your personal invitation, you must RSVP to Please say whether you will come alone, or with a guest.

For further information, go to
The Little Black Gallery, 13A Park Walk, London SW10 OAJ. Tel: 020 7349 9332

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