Prince with Love Symbol guitar 1990
- About the artworkSteve Parke is an award-winning illustrator, designer, and photographer. He worked for Prince for 13 years as his in-house art director at Paisley Park—doing everything from designing album covers and hand painting guitars to enlisting every spare pair of hands to melt candles for an impromptu music video. His photography work with Prince has been published in numerous magazines, including People, Rolling Stone, and Vogue, as well as in books like Prince Stories from the Purple Underground. His own book of Prince photography from this time, Picturing Prince, has been published in April 2017 and is also for sale through our gallery.
- About the artist
Steve (Steven) Parke is a photographer currently living and working in Baltimore. His clients have included firms like Warner Brothers, HBO, Discovery Channel and many more, plus a bunch of A-list entertainers like Bon Jovi, Bob Dylan, AC/DC and plenty others. He is perhaps most renowned for having been Prince's art director for over 14 years.
Aside from working with musicians and rock stars, Parke loves capturing beauty in all forms. He is a flexible artist and passionate about collaborating.