Pre-Fame Prince

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It’s hard to imagine, but there actually was a time not that long ago when Prince wasn’t an internationally adored icon, but just a kid from Minneapolis who had signed his first record deal.

This period is the subject of a new photography book entitled Prince Pre Fame, with shots taken by Robert Whitman at the behest of Prince’s manager at the time.

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The photos in Prince Pre Fame, many of which have never been seen since the Whitman/Prince sessions happened in 1977 for a press kit to promote Prince’s then-upcoming debut album, were also the subject of an accompanying exhibition at the One Art Space Gallery in New York last weekend.

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Purchase a copy of Prince Pre Fame here,

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