Impressive collection of 32 photographic strips containing a total of 179 color negatives taken during a Prince concert held at Manchester’s Main Road Football Stadium on June 26,1992. The images vividly capture Prince and the New Power Generation as they strut the stage during their eclectic, wild performances, with Prince shown wearing a bright yellow suit and carrying his custom yellow Cloud guitar. The negatives are accompanied by four matching color 11.75 x 9.75 contact sheets, which show in greater detail the collection of concert images. Included with the negatives and contact sheets is a copy of an issue of the Controversy fanzine from August 1, 1992, Issue No. 36, which contains numerous images from the offered set of Prince negatives. For instance, the fanzine’s cover image, and many similar images, is a part of the negative lot and can also be found in the third row on the first contact sheet; additionally, the back cover image can also be found as part of the negatives and on a contact sheet. Also includes a Controversy fanzine from August 1991, Issue No. 30, and a color 16.25 x 23.25 poster of Prince. In overall fine condition, with general light handling wear.
Accompanied by a letter of provenance: “I am writing to confirm that, during my time with Controversy, I was granted a photographer’s pass for three concerts in the UK. I hired photographers for each event. Excellent photographs resulted from two of the passes but the photos from the third set were very much below standard and unusable. The photographs I sent you...have never been published outside of Controversy magazine or book. They were exclusive to Controversy.” Controversy was the name of the UK-based Official International Prince Fan Club, which ran from 1983 to 1992.
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