Author Archive

John Waters, Greg Gorman, and The Birchmere  //

John Waters is presenting his annual stand-up comedy act, John Waters Christmas, on December 18th at The Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia. I have been going every December to his hilarious and insightful live show. This year’s tour is called Filthier & Merrier… it is not for the faint of heart! The photo above is by […]

Painting of the Week: Chris Makos  //

Chris Makos’ work is available through Govinda Gallery.

Painting of the Week: The Artist Known as Tom  //

Tom Meyer’s work is available through Govinda Gallery.

From Falls Road to Madison Square Garden: Boxer Michael Conlan  //

Just a few months ago, I had the great pleasure of attending some boxing matches in West Belfast. The main event featured Michael “Mick” Conlan who is from West Belfast against Diego Alberto Ruiz. Michael won the fight, and it was a great celebration. Conlan won the bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics, which I […]

Irving Burgie, Harry Belafonte, and Donovan  //

Irving Burgie, known professionally as Lord Burgess, who wrote many of Harry Belafonte’s greatest hits passed on over the weekend. Among the smash hits he wrote were “Jamaican Farewell,” “Day-O (The Banana Boat Song),” “Island In The Sun,” and more. He wrote 8 of the 11 songs on Belafonte’s Calypso album, the first album to […]

Happy Birthday Jimi Hendrix!  //

Today is Jimi Hendrix’s birthday. We are big fans of Jimi here at Govinda Gallery and have featured over the years the best photographs of the great musical artist. This is a photo of David Murray in 1993, now gallery manager at Govinda Gallery, visiting Jimi Hendrix’s grave in Renton, Washington, about 30 minutes from […]

Glenn O’Brien: Intelligence for Dummies  //

Glenn O’Brien was my college chum at Georgetown University from ’65 to ’69. There was a small crew of us at Georgetown at that time who were interested in music, art, and writing, which included Bob Colacello and Michael Netter, and we all miraculously went to work with Andy Warhol after college. Glenn became the […]

Happy Birthday, Alfred Wertheimer!  //

Today would be photographer and filmmaker Alfred Wertheimer’s 90th birthday. My 20 years working with Alfred was the most productive collaboration I had with a photographer. We published four major books together and I curated over 20 exhibitions of his photographs in museums and galleries. His photographs of Elvis Presley are simply the best ever […]

Mick Rock and Henry Diltz at DIVE  //

Photographers extraordinaire Mick Rock and Henry Diltz came to the after party at DIVE in their honor after their presentation at City Winery. The scene at DIVE was jumpin’. Mick and Henry showed up around midnight and made themselves comfortable in the intimate VIP lounge. There was a big buzz in the room.  The party […]

Ginger Baker 1939-2019  //

There was no-one like Ginger Baker. I first knew of Baker as the drummer for Cream. That band with Eric Clapton, Baker, and Jack Bruce was a game changer. I saw Cream early on at Cafe Au Go Go in Greenwich Village in October of 1967. I had never seen a band like them… the […]

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