Author Archive

Richard Lewis, The Prince of Pain in The Washington Post  //

The Washington Post published a front page feature story today on comedian and actor Richard Lewis. It was an excellent story. In 1994, I exhibited photographer Arthur Grace’s photos from his book Comedians at Govinda Gallery. This beautiful portrait of Richard Lewis was from that exhibition. I first got to know of Lewis from frequent […]

Happy Birthday George Harrison!  //

Barry Feinstein’s photographs are available through Govinda Gallery.

Photo of the Week: Monique van Vooren by Andy Warhol  //

Brussels beauty Monique van Vooren passed away January 25th. She played the Penguin’s moll in Batman and starred as Baroness Katrin Frankenstein in Andy Warhol’s Frankenstein. We exhibited this print at Warhol’s photography exhibition at Govinda Gallery for the launch of his book Exposures in the fall of 1990. Andy Warhol’s photographs are available through […]

Happy 75th Birthday, Bob Marley!  //

Kate Simon’s photographs are available through Govinda Gallery.

John Lennon… I Love My Time by Allan Tannenbaum  //

This beautiful photo of John Lennon was taken by Allan Tannenbaum in New York City 40 years ago. As Yoko Ono wrote in the foreword to John & Yoko: A New York Love Story (Insight Editions), “Cherish all your days. You never know how precious they will be to you one day…” Allan Tannenbaum’s photos […]

Happy Birthday Ted Russell!  //

This photo of Marilyn Monroe was taken by Ted Russell in Seoul, Korea in 1954 when Monroe arrived at the Yongsan United States Army Garrison to entertain the troops. Tomorrow is Ted Russell’s 90th birthday. What a pleasure it has been for us to represent Ted’s extraordinary photographs and to have published a book of […]

Happy 85th Birthday, Elvis!  //

In the introduction to Elvis at 21, the book I had the pleasure of editing of Alfred Wertheimer’s photographs from 1956, I wrote that, “It is hard to describe the magnitude of Elvis‘ impact at that time, but whatever it was and however you measured it, Elvis and his music were wonderful. As Sun Records […]

Tom Meyer and The Oldest Figurative Painting  //

Guess which of these details is from the oldest figurative painting…from over 44,000 years ago. If you guessed the center image you are correct. All of the others are details from the visionary/outlier artist Tom Meyer’s paintings. Below is the latest painting from Meyer’s studio. I enjoy how the stones that seem to form a […]

John Waters, Mr. Know-It-All  //

John Waters may be a genius. He is the director of dozens of films, the author of nine books, a comedian whose tours sell out, and an artist with exhibitions in museums and fine art galleries. Wednesday night, I went for the 12th year in a row to his Christmas stand up act at the […]

Greta Thunberg, Donovan, TIME Magazine, and ECO–SONG  //

TIME Magazine just announced Greta Thunberg as the Person of the Year for 2019. Rightly so. By an amazing synchronicity, Donovan has just released this week his newest album, ECO-SONG, and he dedicates the album to Greta Thunberg right on the cover of the CD. ECO-SONG consists of 21 remarkable songs written and recorded by […]

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