Keith Richards, Telecaster, Nellcôte, France, 1971
© Dominique Tarlé

Keith Richards, Telecaster, Nellcôte, France, 1971

By Dominique Tarlé
About the image

Keith Richards reclines on the parquet floor of the luxurious Villa Nellcôte in the South of France during the legendary Exile on Main St. recordings.

Seated with what appears to be his legendary 1953 Fender Telecaster - nicknamed "Micawber" - in his lap, Keith is surrounded by Anita Pallenberg, Gram Parsons, and Parsons' girlfriend at the time, Gretchen Burrell. The guitar was gifted to him on his 27th birthday, about 6 months earlier, by Eric Clapton, and it remains one of his very favorite instruments to this day. 

This image is the most iconic and sought-after photograph from that legendary Summer of 1971. The scene perfectly captures the long, warm nights spent working out riffs and the endless mix of family and friends that streamed in and out of that estate.

Release Notes:
Dominique Tarlé first began offering his fine-art photographs of the Rolling Stones during their time in France in 2001, when his beautiful limited-edition book "EXILE" was published.

His black-and-white images are printed as beautiful silver gelatins (unless otherwise noted). The color images are digital C-type prints. 

Each photograph is available in several sizes, each in a very limited quantity:

20" x 24" Sheet Size, in a limited edition of 50  
24" x 32" Sheet Size, in a limited edition of 25
32" x 48" Sheet Size, in a limited edition of 25
40" x 56" Sheet Size, in a limited edition of 25
48" x 72" Sheet Size, in a limited edition of 25

PLEASE NOTE: This photograph is SOLD OUT in most sizes. Occasionally we may have a private resale opportunity, please contact us for details!

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The sepia-toned photographs are a more recent release, and therefore more readily available. (Click to view those options).

Collector's Notes:
Dominique Tarlé's museum-quality photographs are printed to order in France. Each photograph is signed, numbered, and titled by the artist. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery following purchase.

Because he lived with the Stones and captured such unique and beautiful images at such an important time for the band, his whole archive has always been popular with rock photography collectors. His work has been celebrated and exhibited around the world, and several pieces are sold out, or very nearly gone.

Buyers will receive a certificate of authenticity following delivery of their artwork.

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