What the world needs now is love, 2012 by Jeremy Shaw

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Artist's statement

For six decades, Burt Bacharach has contributed to the careers of the world’s musical greats. He has sung, played and composed with Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin, Elvis Costello and The Beatles, to name a few. I had the privilege of documenting this musical legend on his last Australian tour ‘Farewell to symphonies’. This portrait was taken backstage after his last performance to a mesmerised Sydney Opera House crowd.