George Harrison, Gnomes, and the New York Times

by Chris Murray on June 4, 2013

George Harrison, All Things Must Pass, Friar Park, 1970. Copyright © Barry Feinstein. All Rights Reserved.

The Lauren Rogers Museum of Art in Laurel, Mississippi opens the Sound and Vision: Monumental Rock and Roll Photography exhibition this Friday, June 7th. The exhibition is organized by Govinda Gallery with the Colombus Museum. Among the forty large scale photographs featured is Barry Feinstein’s portrait of George Harrison at his home in Henley with a number of large garden gnomes. Taken in 1970, Feinstein’s black and white photograph of Harrison is featured on the cover of his album All Things Must Pass, the first solo album by one of the Beatles. George Harrison was an avid gardener and dedicated his book I, Me, Mine (Genesis Publications) to; “all gardeners everywhere”.

A couple of weeks ago the New York Times published a story about garden gnomes and the legendary Chelsea Flower Show in London. Typically gnomes are not allowed at the Chelsea Flower Show but were permitted for this, the 100th anniversary, of that historic horticultural show. If you like George Harrison, gnomes, and flowers, you will enjoy this link to the New York Times story.

The Sound and Vision exhibition featuring Barry Feinstein’s photograph of George Harrison continues through September 8th at the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art in Laurel, Mississippi.

Barry Feinstein’s photographs are available through Govinda Gallery.

Gnomes decorated by celebrities get their moment in the spotlight. Gnomes will be banned again next year at the Chelsea Flower Show. Copyright © Andrew Testa for the New York Times. All Rights Reserved.

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