Author Archive

John Lennon Happy 75th Birthday  //

New York City, November 1980. Copyright © Allan Tannenbaum. “These are the most beautiful and sensitive photographs of John and Yoko that I have ever seen”- Donovan From Allan Tannenbaum’s book John & Yoko: A New York Love Story (Insight Editions). Allan Tannenbaum’s photographs are available through Govinda Gallery.

Ted Russell  // Photographs

Bob Dylan NYC 1961-1964
Exhibition Dates:  January 21 through February 21, 2016

Govinda Gallery is pleased to present Ted Russell’s photographs of Bob Dylan at Ireland’s national center for contemporary photography, the Gallery of Photography, during Tradfest 2016 in Dublin. The reception for the exhibition will be on Tuesday, January 26 at 6:30 p.m. Click here for more information. “There was no apparent reason to photograph Bob […]

Muhammad Ali 20 Years Ago Today at Govinda Gallery  //

Muhammad Ali and David Murray greeting each other with gallery director Chris Murray looking on. September 21, 1995 Copyright © Govinda Gallery Archive. All Rights Reserved. Malcolm X walking the streets of Harlem with Muhammad Ali, 1963 Copyright © Howard Bingham. All Rights Reserved. Muhammad Ali with his two boxing heroes Sugar Ray Robinson and […]

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Savannah, GA, and Alfred Wertheimer’s Photographs of Elvis Presley  //

Copyright © Alfred Wertheimer. All Rights Reserved. It was five years ago tomorrow that Alfred Wertheimer’s exhibition of his photos of Elvis Presley opened at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Cleveland loved the exhibition and the RRHF made a tasteful line of merchandise to accompany the show. I was invited to […]

The Pure Drop  // Live Action Drawings

Carlotta Hester
Exhibition Dates:  January 26 through February 21, 2016

Over a period of two years during the summers of 2010 and 2011 Carlotta Hester made over 100 drawings in County Cavan, Ireland, documenting the largest of all traditional Irish music festivals, Fleadh Cheoil na hÈireann. This exhibition is a tribute to the amazing artistry and remarkable spirit of traditional Irish music and dance.

Son House and Dick Waterman in the New York Times  //

Rochester, New York is about to have a “four-day blues binge” as reported in the New York Times Tuesday, with blues legend Son House as a central component of the celebration. Here is that story which also features Dick Waterman, who re-discovered Son House and went on to manage him. Waterman had his first major […]

New Dylan Book Featured in Anglo-Celt Story  //

Bringing it all back home By Damian McCarney Corduroy cap perched on his head, smoldering cigarette in hand, a youthful, toothy Bob Dylan sits at a marble top table sporting a row of harmonicas smiles up from the cover of a hardback book. It’s from a collection of black and white stills of Dylan taken […]

Amazing “Session” Last Night in County Kerry, Ireland  //

Musician Willie Hillard, O’Connor’s Pub, Cloghane. Copyright © Carlotta Hester. All Rights Reserved. Donovan writes in his foreword to the recently published book of Ted Russell’s photographs of Bob Dylan in New York City during the early 60s that “It’s all about that great Celtic journey,” in describing the influence of ballads and music from […]

“My mother tried to switch me at birth” – Richard Lewis  //

Today is Richard Lewis’ birthday. I’m celebrating the publication of his new book Reflections From Hell. Happy Birthday Richard! And congratulations!! Reflections From Hell: Richard Lewis’ Guide on How Not to Live, Images by Carl Nicholas Titolo (powerHouse Books 2015).

Donovan headlines at the Glastonbury Festival tomorrow  //

Donovan, 1972 Copyright © Tony Evans. All Rights Reserved. Donovan headlines the acoustic stage at the Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England tomorrow. The New York Times today in a front page story in the Arts section calls the Glastonbury festival “the world’s biggest music event to unfold on a single expanse of green field.” Donovan […]

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