Mick Rock and Henry Diltz at DIVE

by Chris Murray on November 6, 2019

Photographers extraordinaire Mick Rock and Henry Diltz came to the after party at DIVE in their honor after their presentation at City Winery. The scene at DIVE was jumpin’. Mick and Henry showed up around midnight and made themselves comfortable in the intimate VIP lounge. There was a big buzz in the room. 

Rock Style. Photo by Chris Murray.

The party was hosted by Govinda Gallery and DIVE’s impresario Russell Hirshon. Mick and Henry enjoyed themselves as Nalinee Darmrong, Danielle Diltz, Paige Rozanski, Carlotta Hester, Zoie Lafis, Merissa Kaczmarczyk, Daveeda ‘Queen Bee’ Shaheen, and her friend Haifa seemed to form a new ‘ROCKettes’ as they all took in stories from Mick and Henry about their collaborations with Queen, James Taylor, Lou Reed, Neil Young, David Bowie, Joni Mitchell, and more. Morrison Hotel Gallery maestro Peter Blachley held court out front on 21st St. There was a great buzz going on. 

Mick Rock’s exhibitions at Govinda Gallery were legendary. His first, A Photographic Record, opened in April of 1999, and Mick’s second in 2002, Moonage Daydream: The Life and Times of Ziggy Stardust and Other Photographs, was also a launch at Govinda for his first limited edition book. Mick’s work was featured in Sound and Vision: Monumental Rock & Roll Photography, curated by Govinda Gallery’s Chris Murray that traveled to six museums from 2011 to 2013. Chris Murray also curated a show for Mick Rock in Liverpool at Matthew Street Gallery in 2004. 


Queen II Album Cover, London 1974. Photo by Mick Rock.


Henry Diltz’s extraordinary image of Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock was featured at Govinda Gallery at The Jimi Hendrix Exhibition in July of 1993. Diltz’s photographs were also featured in the Woodstock show at Govinda in ’94.


Jimi Hendrix ’69. Photo by Henry Diltz.
Govinda Gallery Director Chris Murray and photographer Mick Rock in the green room at City Winery.
Mick with friend and curator Carol Huh.
Darlington House proprietor Patricia Beggiato with Mick Rock’s David Bowie, Saxophone Session.
Time-Based Media Art Conservator Luke Moses, Govinda Gallery’s Merissa Kaczmarczyk, and Chris Murray.
Artist Carlotta Hester, with curators Paige Rozanski and Zoie Lafis.
Haifa, Mick, and Daveeda.
It was a lively evening!
Henry Diltz being double-teamed at DIVE.
Photographer Nalinee Darmrong showing her book on The Smiths (Rizzoli) to Mick Rock.


Mick Rock and Henry Diltz’s work is available through Govinda Gallery.

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