Mick Rock: Starman, Netflix, and the Brooklyn Museum

by Chris Murray on May 7, 2018

Mick Rock is on fire! This Thursday, May 10th he will give a talk, “Mick Rock on David Bowie” at Music Video Night for the exhibition David Bowie is at the Brooklyn Museum. That exhibition, which began at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London in 2013 and is now at the Brooklyn Museum, includes a selection of Mick Rock’s photographs and artworks. At Mick’s exhibition at Govinda Gallery in the spring of 2002, Moonage Daydream: The Life and Times of Ziggy Stardust and Other Photographs, we screened Mick’s vintage videos of David Bowie throughout the exhibition.

David Bowie and Mick Ronson, Lunch on Train, Scotland, 1973. © Mick Rock.

Mick just returned from a massive one-person exhibition of his work, Starman: Bowie by Mick Rock, in Mexico City at the Foto Museo Cuatro Caminos.  Mick’s photographs and other works have been in numerous Govinda Gallery exhibitions as well as in the touring museum exhibition, Sound & Vision: Monumental Rock & Roll Photography.

Mick at the entrance to his Starman exhibition in Mexico City.

Some of the press in Mexico City meeting Mick Rock.

Meanwhile, Netflix is now streaming SHOT! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock, the documentary feature film on Mick and his career as one of the outstanding music photographers of our time. It is a compelling documentary.

I love Mick. He is funny, witty and a dear friend. He is also a great visual artist.

Lou Reed, Transformer, 1972. © Mick Rock.

Freddie Mercury, 1974. © Mick Rock.

Mick Rock’s photographs are available through Govinda Gallery.

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