Thursday, June 11, 2015

Going to see "Ken Regan - A Decade of Uncovered Images" this evening

Tonight I am going to the Morrison Hotel Gallery in SoHo for the opening of "Ken Regan - A Decade of Uncovered Images," sponsored by Long Island-based Bacari Vineyards. Ken Regan was an iconic photographer, known for a variety of iconic shots, including his rock-and-roll images and his shots of boxing's Rumble in the Jungle. He died of cancer in 2012.

Rolling Stone Magazine wrote the following about him: 
A native of the Bronx, New York, Regan logged countless hours on the road with rock stars, shooting the Beatles on their 1965 tour, Hendrix at the Fillmore East in 1968, Springsteen on the Amnesty International tour in 1988 and Neil Young at the Ryman Auditorium in 2005. He also photographed the Concert For Bangladesh in 1971, the Last Waltz in 1976 and Live Aid in 1985. In 1975, Regan toured with the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Review, shooting thousands of pictures along the way.
That's quite the legacy!

Regan was also known for taking pictures of other celebrities, including politicians like Ted Kennedy, legends like Oprah Winfrey, and actors like Julia Robers and Robert Redford. He wasn't just a music photographer or an acting photographer or a sports photographer or a political photographer. Ken Regan was a photographer.

The Morrison Hotel exhibit will include 1960s-era rare photos of Woodstock, Frank Sinatra, the Kennedys, Elizabeth Taylor,  the Black Panthers, the Mets, Barbara Hancock, and the Beatles. It also the first exhibit of his work since Regan passed away.

After tonight's opening, the exhibit will run from Friday, June 12 thru Friday, July 3 at the Morrison Hotel Gallery, located at 116 Prince Street in SoHo. It is free to visit.

The people behind the exhibit were generous to share with me some of the images in the exhibit. Here they are. This should be a wonderful exhibit!:

Brigitte Bardot @ The Plaza December 1965

Barbara Hancock@ opening of Finian’s Rainbow, NYC, October 9, 1968

Elizabeth Taylor @ Puerto Vallarta during filming
of Night Of The Iguana, September 1962

Frank Sinatra @ Newport Jazz Festival, July 4, 1965

©Ken Regan/courtesy of Morrison Hotel Gallery

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