John Waters ‘Kills It’ at The Birchmere  //

Backstage at the Birchmere: John Waters, Govinda artist Carlotta Hester, and Chris Murray. Copyright © Zeid Masri/Govinda Gallery Archive. All Rights Reserved. Part of our holiday festivities was going to see John Waters’ Christmas show at the Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia. This was our fifth year in a row seeing John’s show and it gets […]

Financial Times Story on Collecting Music Photography and Govinda Gallery  //

15 November/16 November 2014 Cool and collected Rock photography: How images of pop stars have gone from bedroom walls to sale rooms. By Melanie Abrams Music photographs—images that would once ripped out of magazines and stuck on teenage bedroom walls—have become increasingly collectable. Take Gered Mankowitz’s portrait of Jimi Hendrix, which nearly doubled in price […]

The Shutdown Can’t Stop Elvis  //

“Elvis Presley Jump” Copyright © Alfred Wertheimer. All Rights Reserved. There’s a big buzz around the National Portrait Gallery exhibition Dancing the Dream that was scheduled to begin today. The exhibition showcases “generations of performers, choreographers, and impresarios of dance.” The Tea Bags don’t like culture very much, but shutdowns won’t stop art. In appreciation […]

Jackie Lomax 1944-2013  //

Jackie Lomax in 1963. Copyright © Astrid Kirchherr. All Rights Reserved. On September 13 Liverpool Merseybeat musician Jackie Lomax passed away. Lomax was a prominent part of the Liverpool rock and roll scene in the early 1960s. Lomax was the vocalist and bass player with the band The Undertakers, and performed at the Cavern Club […]

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