Author Archive

Derek Trucks, Donovan and Harry Belafonte!  //

My friend, the artist Tom Meyer, called me the other day to see if I was going to the Tedeschi Trucks Band gig at the Warner Theatre in downtown Washington. I was clueless as to their being in town, and Tom got me two tickets for the show. It was an outstanding concert from the […]

Celebrating Black History Month with Billie Holiday, Son House, Little Richard, Sly Stone, and George Clinton  //

Billie Holiday, NYC, 1949. Photo by Herman Leonard.   Son House, Liberty Bell, Philadelphia, 1965. Photo by Dick Waterman.   Little Richard at the Star Club, Hamburg, Germany, 1963. Photo by Siegfried Loch.   Sly Stone, San Jose, 1978. Photo by Jim Marshall.   George Clinton, Los Angeles, 1989. Photo by Greg Gorman.    

Happy 80th Birthday Muhammad Ali  //

David Murray meeting Muhammad Ali at Govinda Gallery, with gallery director Chris Murray, on the occasion of the opening of Howard Bingham’s exhibition, “Muhammad Ali, A Thirty Year Journey.” Photo by Chester Simpson. Knockout: The Art of Boxing, edited by Chris Murray, featuring the photographs of Ken Regan Full page advertisement in The Washington Review, […]

Carlotta Hester’s “Rapture”  //

Carlotta Hester creating pieces for “Rapture.” Photo by Max Hirshfeld courtesy of Addison/Ripley. Carlotta Hester’s “Rapture” Canvases Evoke Jazz Improv By Maddie Rennyson Walking past Addison/Ripley Fine Art at 1670 Wisconsin Avenue, bright splashes of acrylic on canvas might catch your eye. In her latest show “Rapture,” painter Carlotta Hester’s expressionist evocations of improvisational freedom […]

Happy Birthday Ted Russell!  //

“Wink,” Ina Balke, 1964,  Photograph by Ted Russell. Book cover for Bob Dylan NYC 1961-1964, Ted Russell with Chris Murray, Rizzoli.

Happy Christmas and New Year from Govinda Gallery  //

Watercolor by Stuart Sutcliffe   George Harrison, Stuart Sutcliffe, John Lennon, “Truck”, Hamburg, 1961. Photo by Astrid Kirchherr.

Bob Colacello and IT JUST HAPPENED  //

My favorite photography book this year is IT JUST HAPPENED Photographs by Bob Colacello 1976-1982. (Ivorypress 2021) The book features Colacello’s photographs taken while working with Andy Warhol over a period of several years. Bob was the editor of Warhol’s Interview magazine.  Among the notables Bob photographed with his Minox 35 EL, are Peter Beard, […]

Carlotta Hester Exhibition…Rapture  //

Photographed by Max Hirshfeld  

Mick Rock, 1948-2021  //

I love Mick Rock. Plain and simple. He was a pillar of the Govinda Gallery history and scene. We were more than colleagues and friends…we were kindred spirits. He had a wicked sense of humor, and a voice and manner that one would never forget. He had talent that went on forever. And if Mick […]

Carlotta Hester  // Paintings

Exhibition Dates:  December 11, 2021 through January 22, 2022

You are invited to Carlotta Hester’s exhibition in Washington D.C. at Addison/Ripley Fine Art in Georgetown. This exhibition features her most recent work, and continues through January 22.

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