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HEROES | BOWIE | SUKITA

HEROES | BOWIE | SUKITA

40 pages, soft-cover, 30x30cm (12x12 inches), 25 Euros plus shipping, published by Wall Of Sound Gallery for Masayoshi Sukita's exhibition Heroes | Bowie | Sukita. With a friendhip and creative collaboration that has spanned over 40 years, Sukita and Bowie have gone through changes of identity and look that have marked more than one era, from Ziggy Stardust to the Thin White Duke, let alone their most iconic image ever: the cover shot for the 1977 Heroes album. Bowie has once described Sukita as “a committed and brilliant artist, that I may call Maestro”, but the photographer has never thought of Bowie as a friend or a subject for his photographs, but rather simply as "David Bowie". 

The secret of Sukita's images of Bowie is a rather natural and delicate approach to Bowie's everchanging complexity. This exhibition features 37 photographs, including a series of portraits taken in London in 1972 and in New York in 1973, as well as concert photos taken in Japan in the same year. Add to these the iconic images and several outtakes from the Heroes shoot, as well as photographs from a trip to Kyoto, in Japan, from 1980 and some more recent portraits from 1989 and 2002 for the promotion of the Heathen album. Among these a shot a life-size mannequin that Sukita had made in order to create new images without bothering his "original" subject. Heroes | Bowie | Sukita is a priceless kaleidoscope that confirms once more how constant change is the only key to remain deeply true to yourself.

You can order a copy emailing us at info@wallofsoundgallery.com.

THE KATE INSIDE. GUIDO HARARI.

THE KATE INSIDE. GUIDO HARARI.

To celebrate Kate Bush’s historic comeback to live performances after 35 years as well as the 30th anniversary of the Hounds Of Love album, The Kate Inside is a lavish tribute by Guido Harari to one of the world’s greatest music geniuses. Guido’s collaboration with Kate spans from 1982 to 1993 when he shot her official press photos for landmark albums like Hounds Of Love, The Sensual World and The Red Shoes, including a completely never-before-seen reportage on the set of Kate’s film The Line, The Cross & The Curve.

The Kate Inside is a limited edition of just 3000 copies worldwide. All are numbered and hand-signed by Guido and co-signed by Lindsay Kemp who also wrote a very sweet foreword. Accompanied by his own commentary, The Kate Inside is packed with more than 300 hundred photographs, including all of Guido’s classic images of Kate plus a wealth of vastly unseen photographs and other materials (test Polaroids, notes by Kate, various ephemera, etc.) taken from his personal archives that are showcased here for the first time.

The Kate Inside will be available as a Regular Edition and a Deluxe Edition. The Deluxe Edition will be limited to the first 350 copies and will include a unique 10x11” signed fine art pigment print and a set of 8 replica polaroids (3x5in). These images have never been printed before and will only be available in this size as part of the Deluxe Edition. They will not be available for sale separately. More extras for the Deluxe Edition are currently being considered.

The book will measure 30x40cm (11x15”) with 300 pages or more. Each copy will be printed on heavyweight fine art paper under Guido’s personal supervision, hand-bound and presented in a gold-blocked solander slip case.

Such an expensive project can only be possible with your support. In September 2015 we launched a crowd-funding campaign with pledge levels and rewards. Every donor’s name will be featured in the acknowledgments. As soon as we’ll have covered the sheer printing/binding costs, the book will go into production and should be ready to ship after in March 2016.

To register your interest and receive regular updates with no upfront obligation, you're welcome to email us at info@wallofsoundgallery.com.

ART KANE. VISIONARY

ART KANE. VISIONARY

KEVIN WESTENBERG PHOTOGRAPHY.

KEVIN WESTENBERG PHOTOGRAPHY.

We have a number of copies of Kevin Westenberg's rare self-produced books which are unavailable elsewhere. 

The lavish Kevin Westenberg Photography catalogue of his record-breaking 2012 exhibition at the Kobe Fashion Museum, in Japan (soft cover, size 8,6x10,2in, 112 pages, published by Utakatado Publishing), has been specially signed by Kevin for Wall Of Sound Gallery. Price 130 Euros

The other 5 small books are available in a special bundle offer and come unsigned. These were self-produced by Kevin between 1993 and 2003. They're soft cover, size 2,2x7,8in, with a variable number of pages. Overall bundle offer price: 130 Euros. Please enquire at info@wallofsoundgallery.com. Don't you dare miss them!

JEFF BUCKLEY. SO REAL. The Photography of Merri Cyr.

JEFF BUCKLEY. SO REAL. The Photography of Merri Cyr.

96 pages, soft cover, 24x29,5cm, 29 Euros. Published by Wall Of Sound Gallery to coincide with photographer Merri Cyr's 2014 exhibition, Jeff Buckley. So real celebrates "the sexiest voice ever heard on Earth" on the Grace album's 20th anniversary. Merri Cyr’s photos of Jeff Buckley were everywhere on every record cover of his and all over the press. They were honest, witty, experimental, somehow iconic in their own sweet way and, most important of all, they revealed a highly peculiar chemistry between the photographer and her subject. On this basis the two almost immediately formed one of the strongest and most mutually trusting creative relationships in music ever.
Wall Of Sound Gallery is delighted and honored to showcase, for the first time in Italy, these touching and highly personal photographs by Merri: over 50 images (and a larger number in this book), many of which have never or rarely been seen or exhibited before.They chart Buckley’s rise to fame and document his meteoric career, providing a stunningly personal insight into one of the most mysterious music legends of all time.

You can order a signed copy emailing us at info@wallofsoundgallery.com.

KATE BUSH. PHOTOGRAPHS BY GUIDO HARARI.

KATE BUSH. PHOTOGRAPHS BY GUIDO HARARI.

64 pages, soft cover, 22x22cm, limited edition, 50 Euros. Published by Wall Of Sound Gallery to coincide with Guido Harari's exhibition of his Kate Bush photographs at Snap Galleries in London, this book features a selection of images spanning from 1982 to 1993. Guido's collaboration with Kate began in 1982 when she was promoting her album The Dreaming. Impressed by his work with her mentor Lindsay Kemp, Kate summoned Guido to shoot her official press photos for landmark albums like Hounds Of Love, The Sensual World and The Red Shoes, including a completely never-before-seen reportage on the set of Kate’s film The Line, The Cross & The Curve.

"I was familiar with her wild and esoteric imagery", Guido recalls of the 1985 shoot for Hounds Of Love. "And I wondered which direction she would want to explore now with me. Was I to be swept in her creative maelstrom? Well, not really. It became clear that for once  she wanted to strip herself of unwanted clichés and wild personas and asked me to capture something authentic, something as close as possible to “reality”. That had been the essence of my work with Lindsay Kemp and I believe that, without ever verbalizing it, she wanted me to move in the same direction with our shoot. I felt trust and complicity as we worked almost telepathically". 

This book is now sold out. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Hounds Of Love Guido plans to publish in 2015 a lavish limited edition book, The Kate Inside, full of unseen photographs from his entire Kate Bush archives, including a few suprirses as ephemera, test Polaroids and notes by Kate. Stay tuned for more updates soon. You're welcome to email us to register your interest at info@wallofsoundgallery.com.

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