Author Archive

The Sunday Times Feature Story on Donovan and the Climate Summit  //

Donovan was born and grew up in Glasgow, where the world leaders are now gathered at the crucial climate summit. The Sunday Times in Scotland just published a terrific story on Donovan and his wife and muse Linda, who, for over four decades, have been raising consciousness regarding protecting and preserving Mother Nature. Much of […]

Donovan & David Lynch Video, “I Am The Shaman”  //

David Lynch has produced and directed a video for Donovan’s recent release “I Am The Shaman.” Two masters of their art, Donovan with his song and David Lynch with his film, come together to present a most extraordinary collaboration. The dictionary describes a shaman with qualities such as magic, influence, trance, and healing. Donovan, with […]

Charlie Watts 1941-2021  //

Charlie Watts and Shirley Shepherd, London, 1963.  By Eric Swayne. I was moved when I heard Charlie Watts had passed on in August. The Rolling Stones have long been my favorite band. I was at their very first concert in New York City while in high school, an afternoon concert at Carnegie Hall on June […]

Govinda Gallery, Liza Phillips, and The Centennial Celebration of The Phillips Collection  //

This is the centennial year celebration of The Phillips Collection in Washington, the first museum of modern art in America. It was my great pleasure to welcome Marjorie Phillips, the co-founder of the Phillips collection, to Govinda Gallery on September 16, 1983, for the opening of her granddaughter Liza Phillips wonderful exhibition of her art […]

Tom Meyer in “Art For The People” Installation In Beijing  //

The painting above by Tom Meyer is part of a major new art mural just installed at the U.S. Embassy in China. The theme of freedom of speech and expression is a most worthy one. Congratulations to Tom and all involved. Please enjoy the description of the mural below. Meyer’s Can u Find Me is […]

Bob Dylan…Happy Birthday!  //

It is a wonderful thing that Bob Dylan and his remarkable creative energy has been with us and endured for a long time. We are blessed! Govinda Gallery has exhibited many of the finest and most compelling photographs taken of Dylan throughout his career, by many of my favorite photographers. In Celebration of Bob’s birthday […]

Chris Makos, Paul Solberg, Sean Strub, and Milford, Pennsylvania  //

Last weekend, I drove to Milford, Pennsylvania to see my longtime friend, photographer Chris Makos. I first showed Makos’ photographs at Govinda Gallery in May of 1981, in an exhibition simply titled Christopher Makos, Photographs. I went on to organize eight more exhibitions of Makos’ work at Govinda Gallery in Georgetown, as well as in the […]

Happy Birthday Donovan…and Robert Johnson!  //

Today, May 10th, is the ‘Sunshine Superman’ Donovan’s birthday. Just two days ago, May 8th, and 35 years earlier, was Delta Blues legend Robert Johnson’s birthday. I was thinking of these two extraordinary songwriters and musical artists when these remarkable photographs came to my mind. I put the two images together here in honor of […]

Greg Gorman “It’s Not About Me” with Elton John, John Waters, and much more.  //

Greg Gorman has just had published his latest book, It’s Not About Me: A Retrospective. I have all of Greg’s books of his photographs, and this retrospective of his decades long career is remarkable, and perhaps his best book. Among the almost 400 stunning portraits in the book are David Bowie, Dustin Hoffman, Glenn Close, Isaac Hayes, […]

Mick Rock and Miley Cyrus Get It Together!  //

Mick Rock is not only one of the finest photographers to exhibit at Govinda Gallery, he is also a terrific friend for over 30 years. So it was a great pleasure to see he created the photo art for the cover of Miley Cyrus’s new album, Plastic Hearts. That recording is a Rock & Roll […]

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