Author Archive

Richard Lewis and Reflections From Hell in Vanity Fair  //

Vanity Fair published Larry David’s engaging and hilarious foreword to Reflections From Hell: Richard Lewis’ Guide on How Not to Live in its May issue. The cover features Annie Leibovitz’s fabulous portrait of the beautiful Sofia Vergara from Modern Family. Larry David’s essay about his longtime friend Richard Lewis is on page 90 and features […]

Ronnie Wood  //

“Decades 80s” By Ronnie Wood. Ronnie Wood was born in 1947 in Middlesex, England, into a musical and artistic family. Before beginning his musical career he received formal art training at Ealing College of Art, London. Throughout the years the artist and the musician have been inseparable. As his musical career progressed, Ronnie continued his […]

Lying Where Abraham Lincoln Died  //

Chris Murray lying where President Lincoln died. Photo by Matthew Murray, 1959. Copyright © Govinda Gallery Archive. All Rights Reserved. Today is the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s death by assassination. In 1959, my father and I visited the former boarding house where President Lincoln lay mortally wounded after being taken there after he was […]

Art Kane’s New Book “Art Kane”  // Book

Art Kane
Exhibition Dates:  Reel Art Press 2014

Art Kane’s eponymous book was just published by Reel Art Press. It was a great pleasure for Govinda Gallery to host Kane’s first exhibition Art Kane: Photographs 13 years ago. His photos were also featured in the much talked about touring museum exhibition Sound & Vision: Monumental Rock and Roll Photographs. Kane is well known […]

Art Kane  //

The Who, New York City, 1968. Copyright © Art Kane Archive. All Rights Reserved. In a career that spanned nearly 50 years, first as an art director and later as a photographer, Art Kane explored a number of genres, including fashion, editorial and celebrity portraiture, with a crisp and deliberate approach that was also innovative. […]

“Desperation is my sweet spot.” – Richard Lewis in Reflections From Hell  // Book

Reflections From Hell: Richard Lewis' Guide on How Not to Live
Exhibition Dates:  powerHouse 2015

Comedian and actor Richard Lewis’ much-anticipated guide on how not to live, Reflections From Hell, is being published next month by powerHouse Books. Accompanied by artist Carl Nicholas Titolo’s brilliant images created especially for the book, Reflections From Hell also features a foreword by Larry David along with a preface by editor Chris Murray. If […]

Savannah, the Varnedoes, and Elvis  //

From left to right: Rev. Dr. Thomas E. Williams, Govinda Gallery artist Carlotta Hester, and Chris Murray at the First African Baptist Church of East Savannah. Copyright © Gordon Varnedoe. All Rights Reserved. I recently visited Savannah, Georgia for a few days. I was shown around that beautiful city by my friend and Savannah native […]

Samuel Charters 1929-2015  //

Sam Charters recording Sleepy John Estes, Brownsville, TN 1962. Photo by Ann Charters. Sam Charters was essential in the revival of blues and folk music in the 60s and 70s. His book The Country Blues and the compilation album of the same title was a key influence on so many musical artists. Bob Dylan, for […]

The Rolling Stones, Gered Mankowitz, and Taschen  // Book

The Rolling Stones
Exhibition Dates:  2015

Taschen has published an extraordinary collection of photographs of The Rolling Stones in their new book simply titled The Rolling Stones. It is the best collection of photographs of the Rolling Stones in a single book. We love the book here at Govinda Gallery as 17 of the photographers featured in the book have shown […]

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  //

Enjoy this live-action drawing by Carlotta Hester from The Pure Drop series of traditional Irish musicians, singers, and dancers from the All Island Music Festival. Irish step dancer Clare McDermott with Irish musicians, County Cavan, August 20, 2010 at the Gig Rig. Copyright © Carlotta Hester. All Rights Reserved.

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