Maddox Gallery showcases Andy Gotts’ celebrity portraits in exhibition, ICONS

Words by
Olivia Emily

8th September 2021

Celebrating 30 years in photography, Andy Gotts’ ICONS exhibition at Notting Hill’s Maddox Gallery collects the most famous faces of our time

Maddox Gallery in Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill has unveiled a new, limited time exhibition displaying a series of celebrity portraits by celebrated photographer, Andy Gotts.

Born from a wish-list of celebrities Gotts had yet to shoot, the exhibition celebrates his 30-year career in photography and the many famous faces that played a part in his success, including the likes of Ian McKellan, Kate Winslet, Stephen Fry and more.

Revered for his intimate yet revealing style – bestowed ‘One-Shot Gotts’ by Paul Newman – Gotts has a stripped-back photographic approach, that without the support of assistants, centred on a disarming conversation punctuated by shutter sounds.

With a fierce commitment to realism and a rejection of post-production editing, Andy Gotts’ ICONS exhibition subsequently offers a one-of-a-kind, authentic insight into the world’s most recognisible faces from stage, screen and catwalk, all candidly captured.

Featured alongside an ‘ICONS’ installation in the style of the Hollywood sign, ICONS is hosted by Maddox Gallery in Westbourne Grove, and will run until 19 September 2021.

John Russo, Maddox Gallery’s CEO, comments: ‘Andy’s ability to capture an array of personalities in their most raw and naturally human form is testament to both his skill as an MBE honoured fine art photographer and his talent with people.

‘Every Andy Gotts portrait is underpinned by a unique connection with his subject, allowing him to capture even the most internationally renowned Hollywood stars in a way that has never been seen before’.

ICONS is open now at Maddox Gallery, 112 Westbourne Grove, London W2 5RU, and online at