Author Archive

Alfred Wertheimer 1929-2014  //

Copyright © Angelo Pacella. All Rights Reserved. It is with the deepest of feelings that we remember Alfred Wertheimer. His beautiful photographs of Elvis Presley are the ‘rock of ages’ of images of Elvis Presley, or of any musical artists for that matter. They are simply the greatest photographs of the greatest rocker of all […]

The Georgetowner, Muhammad Ali, and Govinda  //

Muhammad Ali at Govinda Gallery performing a magic trick for the Govinda Girls and gallery director Chris Murray, as photographer Howard Bingham signs a copy of his book Muhammad Ali: A Thirty Year Journey, September 21, 1995. Copyright © Chester Simpson. All Rights Reserved. Last weekend The Georgetowner newspaper celebrated its 60th anniversary. Publisher Sonya […]

Happy Birthday John Lennon  //

John Lennon, Hamburg, Germany 1960. Copyright © Astrid Kirchherr. All Rights Reserved.

William Coupon, The United Nations, and Rolling Stone  //

Projection installation September 20, 2014, United Nations headquarters New York City. There has been a lot of attention to William Coupon’s photographs recently. The extraordinary projection installation on the United Nations headquarters by Obscura Digital and the Oceanic Preservation Society featured Coupon’s portraits of people from all cultures and all corners of the world. It […]

Scott Smith, Tom Waits, and The Heart of Saturday Night  //

Photograph of Tom Waits on the back cover of his 1974 album, “The Heart of Saturday Night” by Scott Smith. Copyright © Scott Smith. All Rights Reserved. This year is the 40th anniversary of the release of Tom Waits’ album The Heart of Saturday Night . Time flies. Photographer and historian Scott Smith took this […]

Richard Lewis’ Bundle of Nerves  //

Comedian, actor, and author Richard Lewis just released last week his new DVD box set “Bundle of Nerves”. Ronnie Wood’s portrait of Richard Lewis is featured on the cover of the box set. We love Ronnie Wood here at Govinda and it was our great pleasure to host his first-ever exhibition in the United States […]

Howard Finster Honors the Star-Spangled Banner  //

Oh Say Can You See, 1992. Copyright © Govinda Gallery. All Rights Reserved. Yesterday, 200 years ago, Francis Scott Key wrote “The Star-Spangled Banner”. We present here the great American folk artist Howard Finster’s tribute to Key’s enduring poem. Published by Govinda Gallery as a limited edition hand-pulled serigraph and signed by Finster, this wonderful […]

The Strypes Rock the 9:30 Club  //

Govinda Gallery Director Chris Murray with the members of The Strypes. From left to right: Peter O’Hanlon (bass), Ross Farrelly (vocals/harmonica), Chris Murray, Evan Walsh (drums), Josh McLorey (guitar/vocals)). Copyright © Anna Jacoby. All Rights Reserved. Tuesday night Irish rock band The Strypes played their first gig in Washington, D.C. at the 9:30 Club. They […]

PhotoIreland Festival, Alex Sheridan, and John Kenny  //

Andrew Loughnane and Deon McGarrity, Grand Canal Theater, Dublin. Dublin’s premier photo festival, PhotoIreland, is on through August 31st and features an installation on the punk skateboard culture in Ireland by photographer Alex Sheridan. Curated by John Kenny, one of Govinda Gallery’s best friends in Ireland, Sheridan’s billboard-size photographs can be seen at the outdoor […]

Robin Williams 1951-2014  //

© Arthur Grace “It’s not so much what a comedian does on stage, it’s what remains on stage after the comedian’s left.” – Jack Rollins, from the Introduction to Comedians by Arthur Grace. In January 1994 Govinda Gallery featured an exhibition of photographs of comedians by photojournalist Arthur Grace. The exhibition also celebrated the publication […]

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