The Phillips de Pury Gallery, in association with Youth Music kicked off the spectacular new Rankin exhibition on Monday with a private view in aid of the charity, with performances from one of the children of Youth Music's success cases, along with Josh Weller, Micachu and Patrick Wolf. Image and video hosting by TinyPic The event carried a huge profile to it. Looking around the room, some large pundits and dealers were in to preview which works they would bid for in the forthcoming auction. Most noticeable of the works included Damien Hirst's design for the The Hours' See The Light album, featuring his recurring used image of the skull, as well as his remade version of Rankin's portrait of Joe Strummer. This painting in particular bares the resemblance of Hirst's latest magnificent series of dark works. There were also objects of memorabilia, such as one of Björk's outfits, a surfboard painted by Paul McCartney and a guitar signed by George Harrison, made out to 'Orlando'. Standing out mainly were the many photos captured of some of the greatest stars of the past century in comfortable environments, rather than classic poses, like Mick Rock's shots of the glam rock crowd that featured David Bowie, Mick Ronson, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop and the an ageing Andy Warhol. Image and video hosting by TinyPic Described as "Elvis Costello meets Randy Newman in Kickers", in his introduction, Josh Weller became predictable. This didn't stop him from being a straight-up great fun pop act however. Image and video hosting by TinyPic Micachu and the Shapes played a minimalist set of songs, which required more of a quiet temple than a noisy gallery, but for those of us listening it was an intriguing sound. Image and video hosting by TinyPic Of all the appearances, Patrick Wolf outshone them. In spite of playing an acoustic performance on a small, makeshift stage, he went all out, pulling striking poses and projecting his voice to fill the whole room. He also dished out banter to the audience, while stopping to tune his guitar halfway through 'Hard Times' as though he was playing impromptu at a friend's cocktail party, only to return to his flamboyant form. He brought his very short show to an end with 'Magic Position' before being whisked off out of sight. Image and video hosting by TinyPic