In celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Monterey Pop Festival, Arthouse18 presents the quintessential photo exhibit of this groundbreaking rock festival. The photographs have all been made from the original restored film negative and mark the first time any photographic prints signed by film Director D A Pennebaker have been made available from this film.
The curation of this exhibit has the full endorsement of both D.A.Pennebaker and Lou Adler and can be seen as of June 16, 2017 in New York, Monterey and Los Angeles in cooperation with The Morrison Hotel Gallery.
Explores the Power of Three with Trendsetters in Triptych Exhibition.
Triptychs have been a compelling part of storytelling in art since the Middle Ages. These tri-paneled works help show a triple perspective of a single scene, as well as tell three different parts of a single story. From early Christian to Byzantine images, artists marveled audiences by cleverly splitting a single piece of artwork into three pieces presenting an interconnected series of images.
It seemed only natural that the triptych style of artwork would carry forward into the world of photography. For decades, photographers have used triptychs to tell stories and juxtapose thought-provoking images.
In association with Joseph Baldassare and Arthouse 18, Morrison Hotel Gallery is exploring the art of triptych photography in its newest exhibit, Trendsetters in Triptych: Part 1. The show will include triptychs that place jazz legends Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, and Miles Davis side-by-side, as well as up close and personal shots of Billie Holiday.
In one piece, Marilyn Monroe lounges with Maf Honey, the dog she received as a gift from Frank Sinatra, while Marlon Brando plays bongos next to his stereo in another. From The Beatles and Bob Dylan to Andy Warhol and Muhammad Ali, Trendsetters in Triptych covers a whole host of icons of film, sport, and screen – all viewed from this unique perspective.
This exhibit of the greatest of the greats will feature the work of superstar photographers
Phil Avery, Sid Avery, Henry Diltz, Brian Hamill, Gered Mankowitz, Eric Skipsey, D.A. Pennebaker, Paul Weiss, Timothy White, Bob Willoughby and others.
All triptychs have been exclusively printed for the exhibit and are presented on one full sheet. Each triptych is signed and numbered by the photographers and offered in a strictly limited edition of ten.
Of the exhibit, Arthouse 18 founder Joseph Baldassare said, “As the world has become more karaoke, less inspired and somewhat hypnotized by gadgetry, the time seems right to set the record straight, rewind the tape, and start again on a solid foundation. Assembling a tapestry of the top photographers of the day Trendsetters in Triptych part 1 shines a bright light on those individuals whose immense talents have altered our collective cultural consciousness and paved the way for all to follow. No amount of success, fame, or infamy is enough to gain acceptance into this elite club of game changers, as the walls are strictly reserved for the creme de la creme – for those who have shaped the cultural experience,”
Trendsetters in Triptych: Part 1 will be open at Morrison Hotel Gallery, 116 Prince Street, 2nd Floor, in SoHo on July 10th and be up thru September 6th.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Academy Award winning director D.A. Pennebaker's iconic Bob Dylan documentary Dont Look Back, Arthouse18 presents the first ever museum photo exhibit of photo stills taken from the movie. The selection of choice moments throughout the film reveal an introspective, young Bob Dylan moments before he would change the music world forever. The photographs have all been made from the original restored film negative and mark the first time any photographic prints signed byfilm Director D.A. Pennebaker have been made available from the film.
The curation of this exhibit has the full endorsement of both D.A. Pennebaker and Bob Dylan.
Frank Sinatra was a once in a lifetime experience. A great voice, a great interpretor of song, an impeccable performer, a fashion icon, a humanitarian, an early advocate of civil rights are only a few of his countless attributes. One of my favorite Sinatra attributes was his unique ability to share the stage. He never hesitated lifting someone up and did so repeatedly throughout his lengthy career. The lives of Nat King Cole, Sammy Davis jr., Dean Martin, Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland, Shirley MacLaine and John Kennedy all benefitted greatly from his friendship and generosity of spirit.
This photographic exhibition explores the man romantically referred to as "Ol Blue Eyes" and his many friends through the insightful lens of photographers Bernie Abramson, Sid Avery, Gene Howard, Eric Skipsey and Bob Willoughby.