GOODBYE LEONARD COHEN.
Just three weeks after the release of his 14th album You Want It Darker, the great Canadian poet and singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen suddenly passed away. He was 82. Since the 50's Cohen published a great deal of poetry books and novels. It was only in 1967 that he launched a music career at age 33. Among his most famous and most covered songs are Bird on the Wire, Suzanne, Famous Blue Raincoat, Chelsea Hotel #2, and Hallelujah. He was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He was a Companion of the Order of Canada, the nation's highest civilian honor. In 2011, Cohen received one of the Prince of Asturias Awards for literature and the ninth Glenn Gould Prize.
BOB DYLAN WINS NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE 2016!
Rejoice! Bob Dylan wins the Nobel prixe in literature 2016 “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”! A long way from the early beginnings when he first moved to New York City in 1962. The American photographer Joe Alper captured his blossoming talent in so many candid portraits that Wall Of Sound Gallery presented in the 2014 Dylan before Dylan exhibition.
"THE KATE INSIDE" EXHIBITION READY TO ROLL IN LONDON!
Everything is ready for the opening of The Kate Inside, Guido Harari's exhibition of his photographs of Kate Bush at the Art Bermondsey Project Space, in London. The show will run from Sept. 13 to 30 and will be launched with an artist reception on Sept. 14 and a special Q&A with Guido and Lindsay Kemp on Sept. 16 at the Underdog Gallery, close to the Project Space. On Sept. 17 there will also be a "meet & greet" for book subscribers with Guido and Lindsay Kemp. Meanwhile we are receiving the first copies of the limited edition book and will be shipping them soon on a daily basis, in chronological order.
58 YEARS SINCE ART KANE MADE JAZZ HISTORY IN '58
Today marks the 58th anniversary of Art Kane's legendary "Harlem 1958" photograph. The "Daily News" has written a great long form piece about the photo and you can enjoy it here. The interactive element is only available on computers but it's fantastic: a performance clip for each musician when you click.
LONDON SHOW FOR GUIDO HARARI'S "THE KATE INSIDE" LIMITED EDITION BOOK!
September will be hot again, marked by the publication of Guido Harari's "The Kate Inside" limited edition book of his photos of Kate Bush. This will tie in with a special London exhibition at the Art Bermondsey Project Space, 183-185 Bermondsey Street, SE1 (5 min walk from the London Bridge tube station). Hours: 11am - 6pm (Monday closed). Free entrance.
The show will open on Sept. 13 until Sept. 30 and will be bigger and very different from Guido's 2014 exhibition at Snap Galleries. It will feature over 50 images, classic and unseen, available for purchase in different sizes. "The Kate Inside" limited edition book will also be available.
On Friday Sept. 16th a special "Q&A" is planned with Lindsay Kemp, who co-signed the Deluxe edition, Guido, Stewart Avon Arnold, Del Palmer and other special guests TBA. More details closer to the date. Also on Saturday Sept. 17th a loose "Meet & Greet" with Lindsay and Guido has been scheduled for book subscribers.
The gallery will stay open on Sundays too, 11am - 6pm.
THE "HEROES | BOWIE | SUKITA" SHOW TO OPEN ON SEPT. 4 AT WOS.
We're very proud to announce the opening of the "Heroes | Bowie | Sukita" exhibition at Wall Of Sound Gallery, in Alba, on Sept. 4th, with over 40 photographs by the celebrated Japanese author of Bowie's Heroes album cover. Yes, that's the very same image that Bowie used again more recently for his album The Next Day. The show is curated in collaboration with ONO Arte Contemporanea and covers over 40 years of collaboration, friendship and shared creativity. A special catalogue will be published for the occasion by Wall Of Sound Gallery. Sukita will attend the opening on the 4th at 3pm and will gladly meet the public with a special "Q&A" at Nuova Sala Beppe Fenoglio at 5.30pm on the same day.
FIRST ITALIAN SHOW OF FRANK STEFANKO'S PHOTOGRAPHS OF SPRINGSTEEN TO TIE IN WITH THE "RIVER TOUR".
Bruce Springsteen's River Tour will soon hit Italy in July. We're very proud to announce that fhe first ever exhibition in Italy of Frank Stefanko's historic photographs will open at WOS on July 2. Frank has captured Springsteen mainly between 1978 and 1982, but also later. The most recent images in the show were taken in 2004. Frank's images were used on the covers of milestone albums like Darkness On The Edge Of Town e The River. His will also be the cover shot for Bruce's upcoming autobiography, Born To Run, due out on Sept. 27. Stefanko will attend the opening to meet his Italian fans and sign copies of his book Days of Hope and Dreams (Giorni di sogni e speranza), published in Italy by Arcana.
GUIDO HARARI'S "WALL OF SOUND" EXHIBITION OPENS AT ROCKHEIM, NORWAY.
Guido Harari's "Wall Of Sound" exhibition will open tonight at the celebrated Rockheim (National Museum of Popular Music) in Trondheim, Norway. This is Guido's first international museum show of his music photography. It features more than 70 photographs from all of his "career", with many unseen or never exhibited before. Images include such artists as Bob Dylan, George Harrison, David Bowie, Prince, Bob Marley, Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson, Frank Zappa, Tom Waits, Patti Smith, The Rolling Stones, Queen, The Kinks, The Police, Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush, Joni Mitchell, David Crosby, Leonard Cohen, B.B. King, John Lee Hooker, Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy, Carlos Santana, Bruce Soringsteen, Little Steven, Jackson Browne, Nick Cave, Robert Wyatt, Marianne Faithfull, Robert Smith of The Cure, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Alexis Korner, John Mayall, Van Morrison, Chuck Berry, Iggy Pop, The Ramones, Steve Winwood, Todd Rundgren, Nina Hagen and of course Norwegian artists Jan Garbarek, a-ha, Mari Boine Persen and Sondre Lerche. The show will close on March 5, 2017. For all infos and catalogue orders click here.
CRISTINA ARRIGONI'S ''THE SOUND OF HANDS'' EXHIBITION AT WALL OF SOUND GALLERY, OCTOBER 28.
Wall Of Sound Editions has just publishedmore
''ART KANE. HARLEM 1958'' BOOK IN ''THE NEW YORK TIMES''.
The "Art Kane. Harlem 1958-The 60th Anniversary Edition" book is inmore