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Ted Russell’s Bob Dylan NYC 1961-1964 is the Gold Winner for Best Coffee Table Book  //

I was so pleased to just find out that Bob Dylan NYC 1961-1964 featuring Ted Russell’s photographs of Bob Dylan during his first years in New York City was just named the Gold Winner for Best Coffee Table Book from Foreword Reviews’ IndieFab 2015 Book of the Year Awards. It also received a Silver Award […]

Illuminations From the Bhagavad-Gita on exhibit at the Museum of Sacred Art  //

Sri Narasimha Avatara. Pencil, Pen, Acrylic and Pastels on Board, 66 x 46 cm. The Museum of Sacred Art in Durbuy, Belgium recently opened a comprehensive exhibition of the original manuscript paintings and drawings for Illuminations From the Bhagavad-Gita. The Museum of Sacred Art acquired the entire collection of paintings and drawings that were created […]

Scotty Moore 1931-2016  //

Scotty Moore recording “Don’t Be Cruel” with Elvis Presley in the background listening. RCA Studios, 24th Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenues, 1956 © Estate of Alfred Wertheimer Scotty Moore 1931-2016

Savannah Morning News, Elvis at 21, and curator’s talk at the Telfair  //

The Savannah Morning News recently published a story on Alfred Wertheimer’s exhibition at the Telfair Museum Elvis at 21. The writer Allison Hersh referred to Wertheimer’s photographs as “elegant compositions.” Here is that story. Exhibition curator Chris Murray gave an illustrated talk about Wertheimer’s photographs at the museum which can be viewed below the article. […]

Ziggy Marley Live in Concert Last Night  //

I went to see Ziggy Marley last night at the Fillmore in Silver Spring, MD. Ziggy and his band were terrific with his two backup singers/dancers providing a lot of energy at the front of the stage. The music hall was packed with a very appreciative crowd. After the show we had an opportunity to […]

Muhammad Ali, Neil Leifer, Annie Leibowitz, Harry Benson, William Coupon, and Knockout by Ken Regan with Chris Murray: Round 4  //

Ali stands over Sonny Liston at St. Dominic’s Arena in Lewiston, Maine, on May 25, 1965. © Neil Leifer Along with Howard Bingham’s photographs of Ali, Govinda Gallery exhibited several other photographers who took terrific photographs of The Greatest. Govinda presented the first exhibition of legendary sports photographer Neil Leifer’s images of Muhammad Ali in […]

Muhammad Ali’s Last Ride and Memorial Service in Louisville: Round 3  //

Muhammad Ali with Angelo Dundee, Miami 1964 © Howard Bingham For some years I have told a few close friends that I would like to be at Muhammad Ali’s funeral when he passed on. Wouldn’t you know it that the champ himself arranged that for me and millions of his fans and friends around the […]

Muhammad Ali and Howard Bingham at Govinda Gallery’s 20th Anniversary Exhibition: Round 2  //

Muhammad Ali greeting David Murray with Govinda Gallery director Chris Murray looking on. © Govinda Gallery Archive When Howard Bingham told me a couple of weeks before the start of his exhibition at Govinda Gallery that Ali was going to attend the opening and sign books with him, I could hardly believe it. I said […]

Muhammad Ali, Howard Bingham, Greg Gorman, The White House, and Govinda Gallery: Round I  //

Lewiston, Maine, 1965. After knocking out Sunny Liston. © Howard Bingham I was a steadfast fan and very blessed to also be a friend of Muhammad Ali. I was fortunate to share a number of pastimes with Ali but it all began for me with Ali’s best friend for life photographer Howard Bingham. One day […]

Mati Klarwein, Miles Davis, and Santana  //

Artist and Model (1959) © Mati Klarwein. It was 33 years ago this month that Govinda Gallery hosted Mati Klarwein’s first solo exhibition in Washington, D.C., “Portraits” in May 1983 and “Not So Still Lives” in June 1987. Govinda Gallery also arranged numerous portrait commissions for Mati during the 80s and 90s. He was my […]

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