Author Archive

First U.S. exhibition of Ted Russell’s photographs of Bob Dylan  //

With all of the interest and excitement regarding the New York Times feature story last Sunday on Bob Dylan’s archive, it is with great pleasure we announce the first exhibition in the United States of Ted Russell’s photos of Bob Dylan taken in New York City between 1961-1964. The exhibition takes place at Mr Musichead […]

Groupies and Other Electric Ladies… Baron Wolman  //

When Baron Wolman’s book Groupies was published this winter The New York Times published a front-page feature story, “Dressing Their Way Backstage” about Baron’s book and the groupie phenomenon that emerged in 1969 and was featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine in the February 15th issue that year. Baron was the first chief […]

Gastman Was Here… Graffiti in its Innocence  //

“KILROY WAS HERE” is the ubiquitous graffiti an Irish-American named James Kilroy from Boston coined during World War II that spread everywhere and which greeted American GI’s in the most remote outposts of the world. Roger Gastman, publisher, collector, film director, curator, author, and all around good guy has been a contemporary Kilroy leaving his […]

Photographs from the opening reception at the Gallery of Photography in Dublin for the Bob Dylan and The Pure Drop exhibitions featuring Ted Russell and Carlotta Hester  //

This is the last week for the Bob Dylan exhibition of Ted Russell’s photographs and Carlotta Hester’s drawings of traditional musical artists at The Gallery of Photography in Dublin. Here are some snapshots from the opening reception. The Gallery of Photography, Dublin, Ireland’s national center for contemporary photography. © Carlotta Hester Front window of the […]

Bob Dylan, The Irish Times, and Ted Russell  //

The Irish Times selected Ted Russell’s exhibition of photographs of Bob Dylan at the Gallery of Photography as the “Pick of the Week” for cultural activities in Dublin. Writer Laurence Mackin wrote a wonderful review of the show. PICK OF THE WEEK January 22, 2016 Bob Dylan in Greenwich Village, NYC, 1964 © Ted Russell […]

The Washington Post review of Donovan’s Sapphograph exhibition by Mark Jenkins  //

Mark Jenkins wrote a compelling and in-depth review of Donovan’s exhibition of his Sapphographs now on view at Harvard University’s Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, D.C. We present that review in its entirety here. The exhibition is a remarkable one as is the gallery at the Center for Hellenic Studies. The exhibition continues through […]

Chris Murray and Carlotta Hester: Bob Dylan NYC 1961-1964 + The Pure Drop  //

I just returned from the opening of Ted Russell’s photographs of Bob Dylan at the Gallery of Photography in Dublin as well as the opening of Carlotta Hester’s exhibition of drawings of traditional Irish musical artists. Both exhibitions looked amazing and were greeted with great enthusiasm from the excellent crowd that attended the opening reception. […]

David Bowie – Where Are We Now?  //

I was born the same year as David Bowie. His latest and last album, Blackstar, with its themes of love, death, and resurrection blew me away. His video for the song “Lazarus,” a deeply moving statement on mortality as well as a farewell to fans and friends, is particularly poignant. It is heart-wrenching, and has […]

I’m cautiously optimistic.  //

© Carl Nicholas Titolo A great highlight of the year for me was collaborating with comedian, actor, and author Richard Lewis on his book Reflections From Hell, with images by the artist Carl Titolo. I don’t think I’ve laughed as much in a year as I did in 2015 and that was because of all […]

A John Waters’ Christmas  //

Chris Murray presenting to John Waters the Taschen book Murray edited, Elvis and the Birth of Rock and Roll featuring Alfred Wertheimer’s photographs, backstage after Waters’ spoken word performance at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA © Carlotta Hester On Monday night I went to see A John Waters’ Christmas: Holier and Dirtier at the Birchmere […]

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