Legendary Photographer Terry O’Neill Presents the Iconic Images Gallery at SLS Las Vegas

Legendary Photographer Terry O’Neill Presents the Iconic Images Gallery at SLS Las Vegas
On Dec. 4 SLS Las Vegas welcomed famed photographer Terry O’Neill to present his original collection at the official grand opening of the Iconic Images Gallery (CEO of Iconic Images Robin Morgan and photographer Terry O’Neill – Photo credit: © Erik Kabik/ ErikKabik.com

Terry O'Neill at the Iconic Images Gallery after-party inside Foxtail
Terry O’Neill at the Iconic Images Gallery after-party inside Foxtail

Photo credit: © Erik Kabik/ ErikKabik.com.

To commemorate the gallery opening, O’Neill presented three never-before-seen images and celebrated the night with a private party hosted in partnership with Vegas Magazine at Foxtail Nightclub.

Baron Wolman and Terry O'Neill
Baron Wolman and Terry O’Neill

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The Iconic Images Gallery is a celebration of some of the most prolific faces in the age of celebrity, prominently featuring the work of O’Neill, in addition to select pieces by other impressive photographers including Douglas Kirkland, Michael Moebius, Gered Mankowitz and Baron Wolman. Located at the site of the former Sahara Hotel, the Iconic Images Gallery memorializes O’Neill’s work in the very location that for years was a hotspot for many of the legends featured in the gallery, including notable Sahara guests Frank Sinatra and The Beatles.

Baron Wolman at the Iconic Images Gallery after-party inside Foxtail
Baron Wolman at the Iconic Images Gallery after-party inside Foxtail

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“We’re honored to be able to showcase the work of such a well respected and timeless photographer at the Iconic Images Gallery at SLS Las Vegas,” said Scott Kreeger, President and COO of SLS Las Vegas. “We encourage all of our guests to explore the gallery and the history of each original piece.”

Baron Wolman at the Iconic Images Gallery after-party inside Foxtail
Baron Wolman at the Iconic Images Gallery after-party inside Foxtail

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The night began with an exclusive preview event for the collection featuring remarks from O’Neill, longtime friend Robin Morgan, CEO of Iconic Images, and Jared Rapier, Vice President of Brand at SLS Las Vegas. O’Neill and Morgan shared nostalgic tales about the photographs in the gallery, including stories about beloved crooner Frank Sinatra, one of O’Neill’s favorite artists to photograph. O’Neill then unveiled two never-before-seen images of Sinatra. Photographed in May 1975, the images capture the singer’s crowd-pleasing performance at Royal Albert Hall in London.

Baron Wolman at the Iconic Images Gallery after-party inside Foxtail
Baron Wolman at the Iconic Images Gallery after-party inside Foxtail

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“I’m especially proud of this collection because it’s an era of entertainment like none other. So many of the photos came about organically with remarkable entertainers that I’m proud to call my friends and colleagues,” said O’Neill. “Each photograph tells a story that is very personal to me, and I’m excited to welcome guests to experience these moments as one complete collection.”

Never-before-seen image of Frank Sinatra being unveiled at the Iconic Images Gallery
Never-before-seen image of Frank Sinatra being unveiled at the Iconic Images Gallery

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Afterwards, the party began at Foxtail where guests sipped champagne and enjoyed hors d’oeuvres to the tunes of jazz musicians while surrounded by elaborate displays of O’Neill’s photography throughout the venue. Notable guests included rock star photographer Robert Knight, in addition to artist Michael Moebius and photographer Baron Wolman, both of whom have work displayed in the Iconic Images Gallery.

Michael Moebius with his painting of Marilyn Monroe at the Iconic Images Gallery after-party inside Foxtail
Michael Moebius with his painting of Marilyn Monroe at the Iconic Images Gallery after-party inside Foxtail

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At the end of the night, O’Neill thanked guests for their support, and for the first time shared a photograph of performer Jerry Lewis. Part of a limited set, the first print was generously donated to SLS Las Vegas’ partner charity After-School All-Stars with a percentage of proceeds from the event.

Terry O'Neill's work on display at the Iconic Images Gallery after-party inside Foxtail
Terry O’Neill’s work on display at the Iconic Images Gallery after-party inside Foxtail

Photo credit: © Erik Kabik/ ErikKabik.com.

O’Neill has chronicled the lives of entertainment icons and emerging rock stars in his illustrious career spanning more than five decades. SLS Las Vegas pays homage to the rich celebrity history of O’Neill and the Sahara with a smartly curated collection capturing the most iconic figures of film, fashion, music, sports and politics. At the Iconic Images gallery, guests can admire and purchase classic photos of the Hollywood’s biggest names of all time including Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin, Mick Jagger, Brigitte Bardot, Raquel Welch, Faye Dunaway, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor and many more.

Terry O'Neill's work on display at the Iconic Images Gallery after-party inside Foxtail
Terry O’Neill’s work on display at the Iconic Images Gallery after-party inside Foxtail

Photo credit: © Erik Kabik/ ErikKabik.com.

Terry O'Neill making a speech at the Iconic Images Gallery after-party inside Foxtail
Terry O’Neill making a speech at the Iconic Images Gallery after-party inside Foxtail

Photo credit: © Erik Kabik/ ErikKabik.com.

Robert Knight at the Iconic Images Gallery after-party inside Foxtail
Robert Knight at the Iconic Images Gallery after-party inside Foxtail

Photo credit: © Erik Kabik/ ErikKabik.com.

Guests at the Iconic Images Gallery after-party inside Foxtail
Guests at the Iconic Images Gallery after-party inside Foxtail

Photo credit: © Erik Kabik/ ErikKabik.com.

The Iconic Images Gallery is located on The Mezzanine at SLS Las Vegas above the casino floor, and opens daily, 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. The gallery is free of charge and open to the general public. Artwork is available for purchase. For additional information, visit slsvegas.com.

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