Author Archive

Artist Carl Titolo’s Sketchbooks, Richard Lewis and Larry David  //

Richard Lewis calls the artist Carl Titolo a genius.  Lewis knows what he is talking about. Lewis, a comedic genius himself, who collects Titolo’s paintings, asked the artist and professor to “shed some light on my darkness” by creating images to illustrate Lewis’ stream-of-consciousness thoughts for his book Reflections from Hell: Richard Lewis’ Guide on […]

Rihanna, Bob Marley and David Burnett  //

Rihanna enjoying David Burnett’s classic photographs of Bob Marley. David Burnett’s photographs and his book, Soul Rebel, are available through Govinda Gallery. David Burnett, Soul Rebel (Insight Editions, 2009).

Donovan, Carl Bernstein and The Washington Post, 50 Years Ago Today  //

It was 50 years ago today that The Washington Post published a review of Donovan’s concert at the DAR Constitution Hall, written by none other than Carl Bernstein, who several years later would win the Pulitzer Prize and who came to be known as one of America’s most renowned investigative journalists for his reporting of […]

Enda Kenny, Patti Smith and Carlotta Hester  //

It was a great pleasure this past July 4th to meet our friend Enda Kenny, Ireland’s Prime Minister from 2011 to 2017, at his private office in the Government Buildings in Dublin. I presented him with a copy of Patti Smith: American Artist, the book I edited featuring Frank Stefanko’s beautiful photographs of the Irish […]

Happy Birthday Bruce!  //

Bruce Springsteen’s birthday is this Saturday, September 23rd. Happy Birthday Bruce! Crawdaddy Magazine Party, June 8, 1976. Photograph by David Gahr. Copyright The Estate of David Gahr.

Bessie Smith and The Devil’s Music  //

Bessie Smith: The Anthology The Back Room has been closed over the summer and while in Ireland, I was listening to Bessie Smith: The Anthology. Soon after returning to Washington, I went to see The Devil’s Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith, presented by the Mosaic Theater Company. The Devil’s Music program cover. […]

Rolling Stone Celebrates 50 Years of Publishing with Lavish Photo Book  //

I just bought a copy of my favorite photo book of this year, 50 Years of Rolling Stone, from Abrams. This large format book presents a selection of brilliant images from Rolling Stone over the past six decades, commencing with the 1960s. Along with photographs on album covers, Rolling Stone magazine was the biggest influence […]

Patti Smith: American Artist, and Frank Stefanko  //

Patti Smith: American Artist. A new paperback edition of Patti Smith: American Artist, featuring Frank Stefanko’s beautiful photos of Patti, was just published and is available through Amazon and bookstores everywhere. The new edition features a foreward by Patti Smith, an introduction by Lenny Kaye and an afterword by the book’s editor, Chris Murray. Govinda […]

Bob Dylan, Ted Russell and BBC News  //

Check out this fantastic BBC News video with Ted Russell at his exhibition of early Dylan photos in NYC. It is the third most watched video on BBC News at the moment. This weekend is the last chance to see the exhibition at Steven Kasher Gallery on West 26th Street. Copyright Ted Russell.

Happy Birthday to Bob Dylan!  //

A fine way to celebrate Bob Dylan’s birthday today would be to see Ted Russell’s photographs of Dylan on exhibit at Steven Kasher Gallery in New York City. Exhibition entrance at Steven Kasher Gallery. French photographer Claude Gassian and Chris Murray at Ted Russell’s exhibition at Steven Kasher Gallery. Several days ago Kasher hosted an […]

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