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GAELIA! Donovan’s Just-Released Album Featuring David Gilmour, Nigel Kennedy, Sharon Shannon and More  //

Donovan’s latest album GAELIA is remarkable. A great tribute to his Gaelic-Irish roots. The amazing David Gilmour is featured on the single, “Rock On,” along with a bounty of other musical artists joining Donovan on this beautiful CD. Enjoy the album cover visuals, as well as the vintage photos of Donovan and David Gilmour below. […]

Carlotta Hester and Tom Meyer Featured in New Addison/Ripley Exhibition  //

Addison/Ripley Fine Arts in Georgetown are opening a compelling exhibition this Saturday called ART + NFT. This innovative exhibition features 20 artists, with each artist exhibiting an original work along with an NFT of that work. It is sure to be a dynamic exhibition. Two of our favorite artists are included in the exhibition, Tom […]

Ronnie Wood’s 35th Anniversary Exhibition at Govinda Gallery!  //

It was 35 years ago today that guitarist extroadinaire Ronnie Wood of The Rolling Stones had his first exhibition in America at Govinda Gallery. The occasion was also the launch of Ronnie’s first book The Works (Harper & Row). Ronnie spent two days at Govinda and it was a blast! The afternoon a day before […]

Happy Birthday Alfred Wertheimer!  //

Today would be photographer and filmmaker Alfred Wertheimer’s 93rd birthday. My 20 years working with Alfred was the most productive collaboration I had with a photographer. We published four major books together and I curated over 20 exhibitions of his photographs in museums and galleries. His photographs of Elvis Presley are simply the best ever taken of […]

Douglas Kirkland 1934-2022  //

Jack Duganne, Chris Murray, Douglas Kirkland, and Mac Holbert at Nash Editions with Marilyn Monroe proofs, Manhattan Beach, California, 1992. I was moved when I heard the news of Douglas Kirkland’s passing. Kirkland had a very significant impact on Govinda Gallery and our photography program. Douglas Kirkland and Chris Murray at the Light Years opening at Govinda […]

Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, Patti Smith, Elvis Costello, Ted Russell and Tulsa!  //

I was most fortunate to be invited to the V.I.P. opening of the Bob Dylan Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. What an extraordinary three days it was. Hats off to the George Kaiser Family Foundation in Tulsa which acquired Dylan’s remarkable archive and built a brilliant museum to house and display it, as well as developing […]

Elvis, Taschen and Alfred Wertheimer  //

Title Page from Elvis and the Birth of Rock and Roll, (Taschen 2022)  Created by Hatch Show Print. I was delighted when Taschen published Elvis And The Birth Of Rock And Roll, the last of the four books I co-authored with Alfred Wertheimer of his extraordinary photographs of Elvis Presley. Released a few weeks ago […]

The Amazing Bob Dylan Retrospectrum Exhibition  //

I went to see the extraordinary exhibition of Bob Dylan’s pantings, drawings, and iron works at the Frost Museum in Miami. I was blown away by Dylan’s art. Here are some examples of Dylan’s works from that exhibition. This week, the Bob Dylan Center opens in Tulsa, Oklahoma with its inaugural exhibition featuring material from […]

Chris Makos’ New Book of Warhol Modeling Photos  //

Christopher Makos, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 1984. Photo by Chris Murray. I went to NYC for the launch of Christopher Makos’ just published book Andy Warhol Modeling Portfolio (G Editions). The launch took place at the legendary Strand Bookstore and Vincent Fremont moderated a discussion of the book with Makos. Christopher’s energy is legendary and when […]

35th Anniversary of Andy Warhol’s Memorial Service  //

Peter Wise, Chris Makos and Chris Murray entering St. Patrick’s Cathedral, April 1st, 1987. © Christophe von Hohenberg. 35 years ago today a memorial mass was held at St. Patrick’s Cathedral for Andy Warhol, who had passed on just about one month before the service. I was invited to the memorial and went with my […]

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