Author Archive

John Waters’ Christmas Show 2013  //

John Waters, 2012, and David Murray, 1992. Copyright © Greg Gorman. All Rights Reserved. Last night I went to the Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia to see John Waters’ stand-up Christmas show. It’s becoming a holiday tradition for me as this is the fifth year in a row that I’ve gone to his funny, clever, illuminating, […]

4″ x 6″ East Coast Rock & Roll Photography 2013  // Photography

Assiran, Flynn, Foster, Suspect, Swartz, Villondo
Exhibition Dates:  December 3rd, 2013 through January 4th, 2013 at Gypsy Sally's

Gallery is delighted to be presenting six photographers who have been documenting current rock & roll bands from the Washington, DC, Maryland, and Philadelphia area. Emily Assiran, Jessica Flynn, Vivienne Foster, Chris Suspect, Jordan Swartz, and Clarissa Villondo’s photographs capture the energy and environment of bands that in many ways represent the face of musicians, […]

Sound and Vision travels to the Cedarhurst Center for the Arts in Mt. Vernon, Illinois  //

Sound and Vision: Monumental Rock and Roll Photography, organized by the Columbus Museum and Govinda Gallery, has traveled to the lovely Cedarhurst Center for the Arts in MT. Vernon Illinois. The exhibition at the Cedarhurst continues through December 31st. Sound and Vision has drawn great audiences throughout it’s tour with its extraordinary photographs of rock […]

Elvis Presley goes to Australia  //

Elvis at 21 at the National Portrait Gallery in Australia.

Edgar Allan Poe, Leonardo, and Luidmila & Nelson in NYC  //

Daguerreotype of Edgar Allan Poe. If you’re in New York City there are some beautifully curated museum exhibitions that I recently saw. The Morgan Library and Museum has a remarkable exhibition on Edgar Allan Poe called Terror of the Soul. Original hand-written manuscripts, vintage photographs, and rare books bring to life one of the greatest […]

Lou Reed Visiting Mick Rock’s Photography Exhibition at Govinda Gallery  //

In April 1999, legendary songwriter and musician Lou Reed visited Govinda Gallery to see Mick Rock’s exhibition A Photographic Record. This photograph shows Lou Reed with gallery director Chris Murray enjoying Mick Rock’s contact sheet images of Reed. The cover image for Reed’s iconic album Transformer was taken from this photo session by Mick Rock.

Ronnie Wood and Mick Taylor Honor Jimmy Reed at The Cutting Room  //

Ronnie Wood and Mick Taylor perform at the Cutting Room Saturday, November 9, 2013. Copyright © Sasha Murray “This is the best non-Stones adventure I have ever had”, said Ronnie Wood from the stage of The Cutting Room in NYC this past Saturday night. He and Rolling Stones’ former lead guitar extraordinaire Mick Taylor had […]

Bobby Parker 1937-2013  //

Bobby Parker Copyright © Fernando Sandoval. All Rights Reserved. Washington’s own Bobby Parker passed on last week. Bobby made a personal appearance at Govinda Gallery to celebrate Fernando Sandoval’s exhibition in February 2011. It was a great moment at Govinda. It was my honor to meet Bobby in front of the gallery when he pulled […]

JFK, Elvis, and Vanity Fair  //

The November issue of Vanity Fair has an excellent story by James Wolcott about the “avalanche of books” marking the 50th anniversary of J.F.K.’s assassination on November 22, 1963. Wolcott refers to Kennedy’s untimely death as “one of those unifying, defining moments when everyone alive remembers where they were when the news struck, shattering the […]

Lou Reed, 1942-2013  //

Transformer, 1972. Photograph by Mick Rock.

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