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 […]

‘American Beauty’, Bob Colacello, Andy Warhol, and Chris Murray  //

Bob Colacello, Andy Warhol, and Christopher Murray in Hats, 1979. Copyright © Paul Weiss. All Rights Reserved. Online auction house Paddle8 recently presented Bob Colacello: Art, Photographs, and Memorabilia from the Warhol Years. The featured image was Paul Weiss’ portrait of Warhol, Colacello, and myself and was part of Weiss’ photographic series American Beauty. The […]

Punk: Chaos to Couture, Rock Style, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art  //

Punk: Chaos to Couture, Rock Style, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art

J.F.K., Jacques Lowe, and Nancy Pelosi at the Newseum  //

Creating Camelot opens at the Newseum April 11th, 2013. Nancy Pelosi attends.

Booker T., Joel Brodsky, and the White House  //

Potatoe Hole, Booker T.’s album featuring Drive By Truckers and Neil Young (Anti Records). I’ve often thought that Booker T. and the MG’s might just be the great American band. Apart from their own music, they were the band for more hits than one can imagine for Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Aretha Franklin, Wilson […]

Submarino Amarillo  //

Submarino Amarillo and the John Lennon Park in Havana, Cuba.

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