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29 pop-star portraits by Rankin

  • This image of Tricky forms part of an exhibition by celebrated photographer Rankin, which aims to raise money for children's charity Youth Music.

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  • The project, entitled 'Destroy', marks Youth Music's tenth anniversary. More than 70 musicians and visual artists, including U2 (pictured), have created a body of collaborative artwork based on Rankin’s iconic portraits of musicians.

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  • Artists such as Jarvis Cocker, Debbie Harry, Little Boots, Kylie and Gossip (pictured), and visual artists including Damien Hirst, have 'destroyed' a Rankin print of themselves or a musical hero and turned the image into an original piece of art.

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  • Those involved were given the freedom to manipulate their images in any way they wished, with the one-off originals being returned for photographing and preservation. This is Sophie Ellis-Bextor's effort.

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  • Some of the acts involved in the project will also play live, at London's Phillips de Pury Gallery. Little Boots will perform on November 12, followed by The Enemy a day later (13). Tickets are available from Youthmusic.org.uk/rankin.

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  • Manic Street Preachers photographed by Rankin. You can watch video interviews with a number of the acts involved in the 'Destroy' project - including Little Boots, Ian Brown, Editors and Florence And The Machine - at NME.COM/video.

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  • R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe. As part of the 'Destroy' exhibiton, original artworks by Damien Hirst, Douglas Gordon, Debbie Harry, Michael Stipe, U2, Mat Collishaw, Marianne Faithfull and many others will be auctioned to support the UK’s biggest music charity for young people.

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  • Kylie Minogue. Youth Music is the UK's largest children's music charity providing funding for music projects and activities.

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  • Joss Stone. Since 1999, Youth Music have provided over 2 million children and young people with free access to a range of music-making projects and activities.

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  • Ian Brown. Watch the former Stone Roses frontman's highly amusing Youth Music video interview - in which he expounds his views on trumpet-playing and "Class A's" - at NME.COM/video.

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  • Jarvis Cocker. Because of Youth Music there are now more high quality music-making opportunities for a wider range of children and young people than ever before, from learning rock guitar or beatboxing to classical violin and everything in between.

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  • Alison Goldfrapp, photographed by Rankin - and 'remixed' for the Youth Music 'Destroy' project. For more information, head to Youthmusic.org.uk.

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  • Goldie, photographed by Rankin - and 'remixed' for the Youth Music 'Destroy' project. For more information, head to Youthmusic.org.uk.

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  • Travis' Fran Healy, photographed by Rankin - and 'remixed' for the Youth Music 'Destroy' project. For more information, head to Youthmusic.org.uk.

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  • Florence, photographed by Rankin - and 'remixed' for the Youth Music 'Destroy' project. For more information, head to Youthmusic.org.uk.

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  • Blondie's Debbie Harry, photographed by Rankin - and 'remixed' for the Youth Music 'Destroy' project. For more information, head to Youthmusic.org.uk.

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  • Billy Bragg, photographed by Rankin - and 'remixed' for the Youth Music 'Destroy' project. For more information, head to Youthmusic.org.uk.

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  • Edwyn Collins, photographed by Rankin - and 'remixed' for the Youth Music 'Destroy' project. For more information, head to Youthmusic.org.uk.

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  • David McAlmont, photographed by Rankin - and 'remixed' for the Youth Music 'Destroy' project. For more information, head to Youthmusic.org.uk.

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  • Jos Strummer, photographed by Rankin - and 'remixed' by Damien Hirst for the Youth Music 'Destroy' project. For more information, head to Youthmusic.org.uk.

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  • Cornershop, photographed by Rankin - and 'remixed' for the Youth Music 'Destroy' project. For more information, head to Youthmusic.org.uk.

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  • Mr Hudson, photographed by Rankin - and 'remixed' for the Youth Music 'Destroy' project. For more information, head to Youthmusic.org.uk.

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  • Brakes, photographed by Rankin - and 'remixed' for the Youth Music 'Destroy' project. For more information, head to Youthmusic.org.uk.

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  • Blur's Alex James, photographed by Rankin - and 'remixed' for the Youth Music 'Destroy' project. For more information, head to Youthmusic.org.uk.

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  • Outkast's Andre 3000, photographed by Rankin - and 'remixed' for the Youth Music 'Destroy' project. For more information, head to Youthmusic.org.uk.

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  • Basement Jaxx, photographed by Rankin - and 'remixed' for the Youth Music 'Destroy' project. For more information, head to Youthmusic.org.uk.

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  • Carl Barat, photographed by Rankin - and 'remixed' for the Youth Music 'Destroy' project. For more information, head to Youthmusic.org.uk.

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  • Example, photographed by Rankin - and 'remixed' for the Youth Music 'Destroy' project. For more information, head to Youthmusic.org.uk.

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