If rather than buying a few baubles and strings of tinsels, you fancy investing in a piece of art with a festive theme, then perhaps you’ll be interested in this print Truman Capote and Andy Warhol by Mick Rock.
You may recall that back in November we mentioned the Mick Rock photography exhibition at the Idea Generation Gallery. That exhibition is finishing this week, but it is ending with a very special event. On Wednesday 19th January, Mick Rock will present How to Shoot a Rock Star, where he will impart his wisdom on the topic of portrait photography in his own inimitable style.
After the demonstration, Mick will be auctioning ten of the exhibition prints. But that’s not all –there is also a competition running offering the chance for one lucky winner to be the subject of Mick’s photography, an honour you’ll share with the likes of David Bowie, Syd Barrett and Blondie.
The event is free, starting at 6.30 (doors from 6.00). Further information, including how you can enter the competition, can be found on the Idea Generation Gallery website.
From 11 November to 16 January, Mick Rock: Rock Music, in association with Zippo, will be showing at the Idea Generation Gallery in London.
Surely, Mick Rock needs no introduction here, but even if somehow you don’t know the legendary photographer by name, you will know his work – those photographs of Syd Barrett, that picture of David Bowie, Iggy Pop and Lou Reed, most iconic music photos of the 1970s. Known as “The Man Who Shot the 70s”, Rock photographed all of the big names of that decade (Bowie, Queen, The Ramones, Blondie, Sex Pistols) but, as this retrospective shows, he has continued to do this in subsequent decades, always being at the right place at the right time to capture moments in music history.
The exhibition coincides with the publication of the book Exposed: the Faces of Rock n’ Roll, which includes previously unseen and unpublished images, as well as rare and unexpected portraits.
Mick Rock: Rock Music, in association with Zippo. November 11th – January 16th, Idea Generation Gallery. Visit the Idea Generation website for further information.
Photo copyright Mick Rock 2010
Back in the day, there was only one man to call if you wanted an iconic rock image for your weekly or monthly magazine – Mick Rock, also known as the man who shot the '70s'. Now those classic images are available to buy as limited edition prints.
Take your pick from the likes of Bowie, Iggy or Debbie Harry, or you can opt for this classic 1969 image of Syd Barrett and his record player. THis particular image is sized at 28 x 35.5cm and is a limited edition of 90, signed by Mick and printed as an archival quality photographic print.
The downside is obviously the price at £825, which doesn't actually include the VAT.