Govinda photographer Claude Gassian is featured at the photo festival in Arles, France.

by Chris Murray on July 2, 2010

Govinda Gallery is delighted that photographer Claude Gassian is having a one-person exhibition at the renowned Les Rencontres D’Arles Photographie photo festival in Arles, France. Claude’s exhibition begins July 3rd and continues until September 19th, 2010. Rock and Roll is one of the principle themes of this years festival in Arles.

Govinda was the first gallery to exhibit and represent Claude Gassian’s photos in the United States. He was an important part of our exhibition and publication Rolling Stones: 40×20 in the fall of 2002. Jessica Dawson reviewed that exhibition for The Washington Post and wrote about one of Claude’s photos of Mick Jagger… “Gassian shot Jagger stirring a drink on a plush sofa in Paris’ Hotel de Crillon. It was about as far as Mick could get from the days of counting change.” In that comment on Gassian’s photo of Jagger, Dawson was also referring to a very early photograph by Gus Coral in 1963 of the Stones trying to gather enough change on a London sidewalk for their taxi-cab fare. The Washington Post published the photo of Jagger that is mentioned by Dawson and we present it here:

Mick Jagger in the Hotel de Crillon in Paris in 1985. Copyright © Claude Gassian. All Rights Reserved.

Claude had a brillaint one-person exhibition, entitled Anonymous, at Govinda Galery in the spring of 2002. Reproduced here is the invitation for that exhibition featuring his photo of Tom Waits in Paris in 1992. Claude Gassian is also featured in the exhibition Sound and Vision: Monumental Rock Photography being organized by the Columbus Museum of Art in Columbus, Georgia and Govinda Gallery. That touring exhibition opens in December of 2011. Chris Murray is the curator of that exhibition. Gassian’s photographs are available through Govinda Gallery.

Tom Waits, Paris, 1992. Copyright © Claude Gassian. All Rights Reserved.

The invitation to Gassian’s Anonymous exhibition at Govinda Gallery, April 13 to May 12, 2007.

Congradulations to Claude Gassian on his one-person show in Les Rencontres D’Arles Photographie photo festival in Arles, France.

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