Prince Pre Fame Photo Gallery Opening

Event has passed (Tue Jun 12, 2018 - Sat Jul 7, 2018)
Family Affair
12noon - 7pm
Gallery Opening, Music


Family Affair, purveyor of the best in music-related art, design, photography, and ephemera, is pleased to announce its inaugural show celebrating the 40th anniversary of the debut LP of a modern-day Mozart.

“Produced, arranged, composed, and performed by Prince,” For You was released on April 7, 1978 and recorded at the legendary Record Plant in Sausalito, California—just across the Golden Gate Bridge connecting San Francisco to the Marin Headlands. For You marks the beginning of an artist on the verge of being a star, a one-man band intent on establishing unprecedented creative control and freedom from the start.

Taken in 1977, PRINCE Pre Fame is a rare collection of photos
by Robert Whitman capturing a 19-year-old musical prodigy in Minneapolis. These intimate images express the innocence and excitement of the potential of “making it,” and the professionalism required to do so, all the while having fun. Used for press photos to promote his debut LP, PRINCE Pre Fame is Prince in the beginning.

“With love, sincerity, and deepest care,” Family Affair is honored to present its debut show on Thursday, June 7, 2018 (Prince’s birthday) in the Bay Area, where he wrote, produced, and played every instrument on his first album—on his own terms.
Family Affair presents

PRINCE Pre Fame by Robert Whitman 7 June 2018 – 7 July 2018

Special appearance by Robert Whitman & Guests


  1. Family Affair 683 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA