Happy Birthday Alfred Wertheimer!  //

Today would be photographer and filmmaker Alfred Wertheimer’s 93rd 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 taken of […]

Sound & Vision, Elvis and Junior Marvin at 1310 Kitchen & Bar!  //

Last week Jenn Crovato, Chef extraordinaire and proprietor of 1310 Kitchen & Bar in Georgetown, Washington DC, hosted Sound & Vision Monumental Rock & Roll Photography featuring an illustrated talk and book signing with Chris Murray, Director of Govinda Gallery.  The event also featured food favored by many of the music icons seen in the Sound & Vision presentation. The event […]

Douglas Kirkland 1934-2022  //

Jack Duganne, Chris Murray, Douglas Kirkland, and Mac Holbert at Nash Editions with Marilyn Monroe proofs, Manhattan Beach, California, 1992. I was moved when I heard the news of Douglas Kirkland’s passing. Kirkland had a very significant impact on Govinda Gallery and our photography program. Douglas Kirkland and Chris Murray at the Light Years opening at Govinda […]

Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, Patti Smith, Elvis Costello, Ted Russell and Tulsa!  //

I was most fortunate to be invited to the V.I.P. opening of the Bob Dylan Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. What an extraordinary three days it was. Hats off to the George Kaiser Family Foundation in Tulsa which acquired Dylan’s remarkable archive and built a brilliant museum to house and display it, as well as developing […]

Elvis, Taschen and Alfred Wertheimer  //

Title Page from Elvis and the Birth of Rock and Roll, (Taschen 2022)  Created by Hatch Show Print. I was delighted when Taschen published Elvis And The Birth Of Rock And Roll, the last of the four books I co-authored with Alfred Wertheimer of his extraordinary photographs of Elvis Presley. Released a few weeks ago […]

The Amazing Bob Dylan Retrospectrum Exhibition  //

I went to see the extraordinary exhibition of Bob Dylan’s pantings, drawings, and iron works at the Frost Museum in Miami. I was blown away by Dylan’s art. Here are some examples of Dylan’s works from that exhibition.   This week, the Bob Dylan Center opens in Tulsa, Oklahoma with its inaugural exhibition featuring material […]

Chris Makos’ New Book of Warhol Modeling Photos  //

Christopher Makos, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 1984. Photo by Chris Murray. I went to NYC for the launch of Christopher Makos’ just published book Andy Warhol Modeling Portfolio (G Editions). The launch took place at the legendary Strand Bookstore and Vincent Fremont moderated a discussion of the book with Makos. Christopher’s energy is legendary and when […]

35th Anniversary of Andy Warhol’s Memorial Service  //

Peter Wise, Chris Makos and Chris Murray entering St. Patrick’s Cathedral, April 1st, 1987. © Christophe von Hohenberg. 35 years ago today a memorial mass was held at St. Patrick’s Cathedral for Andy Warhol, who had passed on just about one month before the service. I was invited to the memorial and went with my […]

Courage  //

Howard Carr, Portrait of Volodymyr Zelenskyy, oil on board. Govinda Gallery  

Derek Trucks, Donovan and Harry Belafonte!  //

My friend, the artist Tom Meyer, called me the other day to see if I was going to the Tedeschi Trucks Band gig at the Warner Theatre in downtown Washington. I was clueless as to their being in town, and Tom got me two tickets for the show. It was an outstanding concert from the […]

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