Author Archive

Scott Smith  // Photographs

Tom Waits
Exhibition Dates:  May 29 through June 15, 2015

Govinda Gallery is pleased to present Scott Smith’s photographs of Tom Waits at Mr Musichead Gallery in Los Angeles May 29-June 15, 2015. There will be a reception for the artist at the exhibit opening Friday, May 29, 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. In 1974 Scott Smith was a young photographer living in San Diego, when he […]

Allan Tannenbaum  //

© Allan Tannenbaum Allan Tannenbaum’s photographs give an intimate look into the final weeks of music artist, John Lennon. They document John Lennon’s time in New York City with his muse and wife, artist Yoko Ono. The photographs include candid moments of an optimistic Lennon shortly before the release of Double Fantasy, unaware that it […]

Bob Dylan NYC 1961-1964  // Book

Bob Dylan NYC 1961-1964
Exhibition Dates:  Released April 27, 2015 (Rizzoli)

Govinda Gallery is delighted to announce the publication of Bob Dylan NYC 1961-1964 featuring the remarkable photographs of Ted Russell. Published by Rizzoli, this book is the first publication of Russell’s photographs of Dylan. Bob Dylan NYC also features an extraordinary foreword by Donovan and a preface by the book’s editor Chris Murray. Exhibitions of […]

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 […]

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