Author Archive

Patti Smith: American Artist  // Book

By Frank Stefanko
Exhibition Dates:  2006

Patti Smith: American Artist by Frank Stefanko

Phil Stern 1919-2014  //

James Dean 1955 Copyright © Phil Stern. All Rights Reserved. Phil Stern, one of the great Hollywood photographers of all time, has passed on. It was a tremendous honor and pleasure to host Phil’s first exhibition over 20 years ago at Govinda Gallery, Phil Stern’s Hollywood, which was also a launch for his first book […]

Reflections From Hell: Richard Lewis’ Guide on How Not to Live  // Book

Richard Lewis' Guide on How Not to Live
Exhibition Dates:  May 5, 2015

Reflections From Hell: Richard Lewis’ Guide on How Not to Live By Richard Lewis Images by Carl Nicholas Titolo Foreword by Larry David Preface by Christopher Murray Published by powerHouse Books “Original, prolific, and incorruptible.” — Larry David on Richard Lewis and Carl Nicholas Titolo (from the Foreword) Reflections from Hell lures you into the […]

Bob Dylan NYC 1961-1964  // Book

Photographs by Ted Russell
Exhibition Dates:  2015

Photographs by Ted Russell with Chris Murray Foreword by Donovan Published by Rizzoli International 2015 For those who love or have collected early Bob Dylan bootleg albums, this book is an archive of never before published photographs of the young Dylan when he first moved to New York City in the early 1960s. A freelance […]

William Adair’s Golden Doors to Infinity  // Sculpture

The Golden Doors to Infinity
Exhibition Dates:  January 15, 2015 through January 31, 2015

The Golden Doors to Infinity is a multifaceted, ongoing conceptual art project whereby abandoned doors become portals to foster cross-generational, interfaith and culturally diverse discourse. Each door is a messenger – placed to record the transient voices of individuals within a region and its environs. The process begins by collecting discarded doors that are covered […]

The World Premiere of Diner with Sheryl Crow and Barry Levinson  //

The cast of Diner pointing to the neon Diner sign on the set at the closing curtain. Copyright © Carlotta Hester/Govinda Gallery Archive. All Rights Reserved. It’s not every day you get to attend the premiere of a theatrical musical event with the writer and composer. Last night Barry Levinson’s story of youth transitioning from […]

Sheryl Crow, Barry Levinson, and Diner the Musical  //

Sheryl Crow, Barry Levinson, and Peter Marks. Copyright © Carlotta Hester. All Rights Reserved. Last night at the Signature Theatre in Shirlington, Virginia, Sheryl Crow and Barry Levinson made an appearance to talk about the new musical based on Levinson’s classic film Diner. The talk was moderated by Washington Post theater critic Peter Marks. Nine-time […]

Bobby Keys 1943-2014 “Can’t You Hear Me Knockin”… On Heaven’s Door  //

Bobby Keys was one of the great rock and roll sidemen of all time.  He performed and recorded with George Harrison, Chuck Berry, Donovan, Eric Clapton, John Lennon, Marvin Gaye, B.B. King, Graham Nash, Sheryl Crow, and The Rolling Stones, to name a few. His sax riffs on “Brown Sugar” for example, are the heart […]

Stevie Wonder Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom  //

Stevie Wonder Copyright © Jill Fermanovsky. All Rights Reserved. Yesterday Stevie Wonder was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, our nation’s highest civilian honor. Stevie truly deserved that honor. Just two weeks ago I went to see him in concert on November 9th at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. He was performing for the […]

The Poet’s Door featuring Walt Whitman by William Adair  //

The Poet’s Door by William Adair with Nevada Schadler, Georgetown University’s Red Square. On Veteran’s Day William Adair brought to the Georgetown University campus a work from his “Golden Doors to Infinity” series of gilded doors that are then inscribed and marked by the public. This door was dedicated to Walt Whitman, who nursed Civil […]

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