In Milan the exhibition "Queen unseen" with photos by Peter Hince

In Milan the exhibition “Queen unseen” with photos by Peter Hince

After Turin, Rimini and Rome, Milan will host the exhibition “Queen unseen | Peter Hince” from February 8th to April 21st. The exhibition, hosted by the Luciana Matalon Foundation in Foro Buonaparte 67, a stone’s throw from the Sforzesco Castle, includes material owned by Peter Hince to retrace the life and career of Queen, and in particular Freddie Mercury.

The exhibition consists of over 100 photographs of Hince, road manager and personal assistant of the late leader of the “Bohemian Rhapsody” band, and over a hundred memorabilia, objects and various documents, all strictly original. Among them are the microphone stand used by Freddie Mercury in his last concert, a guitar signed by Brian May, the costumes used for the “Radio Gaga” video clip, an autographed cymbal and Roger Taylor’s drum sticks, material coming partly from the personal collection of Niccolò Chimenti, one of the major European collectors of the Queen universe. The exhibition is completed by the screening of rare videos and clips from the band’s most famous concerts.

Interviewed by Rockol on the occasion of the Roman stage of “Queen unseen”, Peter Hince said: “The photos cover a decade-long time span, from 1975 to the mid-80s. I consider myself lucky: thanks to the relationship I had with Freddie , Brian, Roger and John, I managed to portray not only moments of their concerts, but also other more intimate, private ones.”

He added: “I have so many images aside. But some of these I will never publish. I know that others wouldn’t be happy if I published them. I wasn’t a paparazzo: I actually worked for Queen, with Queen. I took photos that other photographers could never take. Especially to Freddie, who did not have a good relationship with newspapers and magazines: the tabloid newspapers did not behave well with him, especially during the years of his illness. When there was a goal in front of him, Freddie covered his teeth, he gave himself a tone. With me it was different: he even made fun of himself.”