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 […]

Happy Birthday George Harrison  //

George Harrison, Madison Square Garden, August 1, 1971. Photo by Barry Feinstein. And yes—all ‘things’ do pass, except: the one true path in George’s songs. The ever-present wisdom path which leads to the awakening of love…asleep within us all. ~Donovan From Donovan’s preface to George Harrison: Be Here Now by Barry Feinstein with Chris Murray […]

Celebrating Black History Month with Billie Holiday, Son House, Little Richard, Sly Stone, and George Clinton  //

Billie Holiday, NYC, 1949. Photo by Herman Leonard.   Son House, Liberty Bell, Philadelphia, 1965. Photo by Dick Waterman.   Little Richard at the Star Club, Hamburg, Germany, 1963. Photo by Siegfried Loch.   Sly Stone, San Jose, 1978. Photo by Jim Marshall.   George Clinton, Los Angeles, 1989. Photo by Greg Gorman.    

Happy 80th Birthday Muhammad Ali  //

David Murray meeting Muhammad Ali at Govinda Gallery, with gallery director Chris Murray, on the occasion of the opening of Howard Bingham’s exhibition, “Muhammad Ali, A Thirty Year Journey.” Photo by Chester Simpson. Knockout: The Art of Boxing, edited by Chris Murray, featuring the photographs of Ken Regan Full page advertisement in The Washington Review, […]

Carlotta Hester’s “Rapture”  //

Carlotta Hester creating pieces for “Rapture.” Photo by Max Hirshfeld courtesy of Addison/Ripley. Carlotta Hester’s “Rapture” Canvases Evoke Jazz Improv By Maddie Rennyson Walking past Addison/Ripley Fine Art at 1670 Wisconsin Avenue, bright splashes of acrylic on canvas might catch your eye. In her latest show “Rapture,” painter Carlotta Hester’s expressionist evocations of improvisational freedom […]

Happy Birthday Ted Russell!  //

“Wink,” Ina Balke, 1964,  Photograph by Ted Russell. Book cover for Bob Dylan NYC 1961-1964, Ted Russell with Chris Murray, Rizzoli.

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