Author Archive

Baron Wolman, First Chief Photographer for Rolling Stone, RIP  //

Baron Wolman was among the first photographers I exhibited at Govinda Gallery to feature musical artists. In July of 1994, he and I co-curated the exhibition “Woodstock: Photographs,” which also included photographers Henry Diltz, Lisa Law, Joe Sia, and Elliot Landy. It was a great exhibition documenting both the performers and the historic scene at […]

Jane Fonda’s Mug Shot…and Fifty Years Later.  //

I have a print of Jane Fonda’s mug shot and noticed the photo was taken 50 years ago tomorrow. Time passes quickly. Fonda was crossing the border from Canada where she had begun a speaking tour about the Vietnam War. The Cleveland police told Fonda they were getting their orders from the White House. Tricky […]

Harold ‘Doc’ Edgerton, Andy Warhol, Lucian Perkins, and the Govinda Girls  //

Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Lucian Perkins shared with me some words and photos about two historic photo sessions of his at Govinda Gallery. I was knocked out by what he wrote and photographed, and which is now presented here. “I continue to find little gems as I go through boxes of negatives and prints during this […]

Invitation to Tom Meyer’s Exhibition at Addison/Ripley Gallery  //

This weekend is the opening for Tom Meyer’s exhibition of new paintings at Addison/Ripley Fine Art in Georgetown. Tom’s last exhibition there was a sensation, with an extraordinary response from collectors and the public. The gallery will be observing Coronavirus protocols, with a maximum of six persons in the gallery at a time. The exhibition […]

Bob Colacello and Andy Warhol Exhibition at Govinda Gallery  //

Yesterday marked 30 years to the day that Govinda Gallery hosted the first exhibition of Bob Colacello’s photographs, a two-person show which also featured Colacello’s former boss and mentor Andy Warhol and his photographs. Bob’s exhibition was also a launch for Holy Terror (Harper Collins) his biography of Andy Warhol. The photographs from Warhol’s “Exposures” […]

“All You Need is Love,” John Lennon’s 80th Birthday.  //

Today is John Lennon’s 80th birthday. I was thinking of Lennon and his inspiring legacy. We sure could use songs today like “All You Need Is Love,” “Imagine,” “Come Together,” “Give Peace a Chance,” “Help,” “In My Life,” and “Revolution,” all of which Lennon wrote. Astrid Kirchherr and Allan Tannenbaum’s photographs are available through Govinda […]

Lou Brock, Walter Iooss, Baseball and Cuba: Part II  //

Flush with excitement after having collaborated with Fototeca de Cuba on our first exhibition in Havana, La Revolución del Rock & Roll, I thought to myself, what theme could we present for another exhibition there? The response to La Revolución del Rock and Roll exhibition was extraordinary, and working with my colleagues in Havana was […]

Cuba and Eusebio Leal, Historian of the City of Havana: Part I  //

A true hero in my life and work is Eusebio Leal, who passed away on July 31st. It is Leal who oversaw the restoration of Old Havana and its baroque and neoclassical monuments, colonial mansions, and much more. I am indebted to Eusebio Leal and have a personal story about him. It was my great […]

Carlotta Hester and ‘The Pure Drop’  //

Ireland’s Anglo-Celt newspaper, publishing since 1846, recently featured a story about Carlotta Hester’s just-released book of live-action drawings of traditional Irish music artists called The Pure Drop. This book celebrates the 10th anniversary of the All Ireland Music Festival, the largest festival of its kind in the world. Here is that story and some visuals from The Pure Drop. […]

Govinda Gallery’s 45th Anniversary  //

This summer marks 45 years since we first opened our doors in 1975 in Georgetown. I want to express my deep appreciation to all the extraordinary artists who have exhibited their work with Govinda Gallery over the past 5 decades. Thank you!

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