With the 50th anniversary of the historic three-day 1967 Monterey International Pop Festival being observed this weekend exactly 50 years later, D.A. Pennebaker, the pioneering cinema verite director of the 1968 Monterey Pop documentary of the festival, will offer fine art printed stills from the film at Morrison Hotel Gallery exhibitions in New York (June 16, at its New York gallery) and Los Angeles (June 20, at the Sunset Marquis Hotel) as well as at the 2017 Monterey Pop Festival, taking place once again at the Monterey County fairgrounds.
The 1967 Monterey Festival was so monumental that Eric Burdon & the Animals memorialized it with their 1968 hit "Monterey." Burdon's latest incarnation of The Animals will perform this weekend, as will Norah Jones, daughter of the late Ravi Shankar, who closed Monterey Pop with his mesmerizing raga.
Pennebaker's Monterey Pop prints have been created in partnership with music/event producer Joseph Baldassare's Arthouse 18 company, Baldassare having previously worked with Pennebaker on a similar exhibition deriving from the director's preceding 1967 documentary Don't Look Back, about Bob Dylan's 1965 tour of England—and another landmark rockumentary.