"ART KANE. VISIONARY". THE EXHIBITION OPENS ON JUNE 25 AT GALLERIA CIVICA, IN MODENA
Three years since our Art Kane. Pictures from a Visionary Photographer, on Thursday June 25th the first big museum retrospective show dedicated to Art Kane's genius will open at the Galleria civica in Modena. Perfect timing as 2015 marks Kane's 90th birthday anniversary as well as the 20th anniversary since his passing. The show, simply named Art Kane. Visionary, is produced by Galleria civica in collaboration with Fondazione Solares delle Arti from Parma and Wall Of Sound Gallery from Alba and is curated by Jonathan Kane, Holly Anderson and Guido Harari. The 100 iconic photographs, many of which never exhibited before, will be on display till Sept. 20th and are all featured in the catalogue published by Wall Of Sound Gallery.
GUIDO HARARI'S "SONICA" EXHIBITION OPENS AT THE RAVELLO FESTIVAL ON JUNE 27
Saturday June 27th, 12 noon, Guido Harari will be glad to meet you at the Ravello Festival for the opening of his new exhibition SONICA in the Lower Cloister of the beautiful Villa Rufolo. The show, which is produced by Wall Of Sound Gallery, presents 35 big portraits, many never exhibited before, and a very eclectic selection of artists very much in the tradition that has made this prestigious festival famous. On show Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed, Patti Smith, Philip Glass, Frank Zappa, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Kate Bush, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, B.B. King, Ute Lemper, Brian Eno, Peter Gabriel, Caetano Veloso, Jan Garbarek, Bob Marley, David Crosby, Pino Daniele, Giorgio Gaber, Fabrizio De André, Francesco De Gregori, Paolo Conte, Vinicio Capossela, Nicola Piovani, Ennio Morricone, Michael Nyman, Noa, Luciano Pavarotti, Riccardo Muti, Pierre Boulez, Uto Ughi, Keith Jarrett, Hannibal Peterson. The exhibition will run till October 31st. The catalogue, which is published by Wall Of Sound Gallery, will be available exclusively at the Villa Rufolo bookshop and at our gallery. You may order you copy signed by Guido emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AN EXHIBITION FOR MIA MARTINI ON THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF HER PASSING.
To tie in with the 20th anniversary of Mia Martini's passing, we are delighted to celebrate one of the greatest icons of Italian music with the historic photographs of Mauro Balletti, Mimmo Dabbrescia, Guido Harari, Cesare Monti and Archivio Mia Martini. The exhibition, aptly named "Mia Martini. L'ultima occasione per vivere (Last chance to live)", showcases images that have never been exhibited before, but have been featured in many cases on Mia's most important album covers. On Sat. May 9th, from 4pm onwards, we'll have the opening of the show and a booksigning of Mia Martini. L’ultima occasione per vivere, edited by Menico Caroli and Guido Harari, published by TEA. All photographers (except Cesare Monti who passed away a few months ago) will attend the opening along with Mia's father Giuseppe Berté. It will be a truly unique opportunity to get to meet them and share memories and passions with them. The opening will continue from 9pm to 11pm as part of the "Notte bianca delle Librerie" in Alba.
The exhibition will run till June 14th. For its whole duration the photographs on show will be available as signed and numbered fine art editions at a specially discounted price, including one image not featured in the show by every photographer. These extra images will be made available as 8x10in fine art prints, each in a special edition of just 10. For more infos you may click here.
KEVIN WESTENBERG'S PHOTOGRAPHY EXCLUSIVELY FOR ITALY AT WALL OF SOUND GALLERY
Wall Of Sound Gallery is glad to present as an Italian exclusive the fine art editions of Kevin Westenberg, staff photographer at "Mojo" magazine for the last 15 years and creator of provocative and uniquely personal images. Among the many artist he captured for countless record covers and magazines from around the world are Radiohead, Coldplay, U2, Rolling Stones, Jack White, Bjork, R.E.M., Jeff Buckley, Sting, BB King, Black Sabbath, Oasis, Paul Weller and many others. In 2005 he's also been chosen as official photographer for the Live8 Hyde Park event and in 2007 for the Led Zeppelin reunion concert at the 02 Arena, in London. His work and interest also include a wide range of artists portraits beyond the music world, like Jean-Luc Godard, David Lynch, Paul Auster, the Coen Brothers, Ethan Hawke, Naomi Watts and many more. A show of Kevin's works in our gallery in Alba is already pencilled in for 2016.
Kevin Westenberg's books.
We have a number of copies of Kevin Westenberg's rare self-produced books which are unavailable elsewhere. The lavish catalogue of his record-breaking Kobe exhibition has been specially signed by Kevin for Wall Of Sound Gallery. The other 5 small books are available in a special bundle offer. Please enquire at email@example.com. Don't you dare miss them!
BARRY FEINSTEIN'S HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS AT WALL OF SOUND GALLERY.
Wall Of Sound Gallery is glad to present for the very first time in Italy fine art editions by Barry Feinstein. Photograher, cameraman and art director, Feinstein created many of the entertainment industry's most compelling and memorable images. Most famous for his album cover artwork, he is responsible for over 500 cover shoots including such classics as All Things Must Pass and The Concert for Bangla Desh by George Harrison, Eric Clapton's first solo record, Mr Tambourine Man by The Byrds, Pearl by Janis Joplin and many others. However his name is forever connected with Bob Dylan: Feinstein shot the album covers for Dylan's seminal The Times They Are a-Changin' and Before The Flood, besides being the exclusive photographer for his historic 1966 European tour. You can't afford to miss his two books Real Moments and Early Dylan (with Jim Marshall and Daniel Kramer). We'll soon keep you posted on the exhibition of Feinstein's works we plan after the summer.
THE 70's AND 80's PHOTOGRAPHED BY CARLO MASSARINI.
Wall Of Sound Gallery is glad to present for the very first time signed and numbered fine art editions by Carlo Massarini, culled from his book "Dear Mister Fantasy". Carlo's name has become hugely popular with the large public over four decades, starting with such radio programs as "Per voi giovani", "Popoff" and "Radio2 21.29". He was the first to turn on the Italian public to the music of such artists as Bob Marley, Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne and Tom Waits, often translating their lyrics in Italian. Having also collaborated as journalist and photographer with magazines like "Popster" and the first Italian edition of "Rolling Stone", since the 80's Carlo has successfully established himself as a tv personality. He's been conductor and author for programs like "Mister Fantasy", "Non necessariamente", "Tam Tam Village", "Cool Tour" and "Ghiaccio bollente".
GOODBYE CESARE MONTI, THE EYE OF ITALIAN MUSIC.
We're deeply saddened to announce the passing of Cesare Monti, unparalleled image maker for many Italian music artists and not only. Cesare, who we all dearly loved (especially Guido Harari who started out as a photographer in its wake), really marked an era with his numerous record covers for such artists as Fabrizio De André, Lucio Battisti, Angelo Branduardi, Pino Daniele, Edoardo Bennato, PFM, Banco and many more. Our sincere condolences to his wife Vanda Spinello, their daughter Alice and his brother Pietruccio.
DAVID BURNETT'S HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS OF BOB MARLEY ON SHOW FOR 70TH BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARY.
As the celebration for Bob Marley’s 70th birthday draws closer, we are proud to present for the first time in Italy Bob Marley. Soul Rebel, an exhibition of David Burnett’s historic photographs of the reggae icon taken in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1976 and during the 1977 Exodus tour of Europe. Most images in this exhibition have remained unseen for over 30 years until they were exhibited for the first time in 2009 at the Govinda Gallery in Washington, DC, and published in the book Soul Rebel. An Intimate Portrait of Bob Marley. The show will open on Sunday Feb. 22 and will run till Apr. 19. We're glad to announce that Burnett will attend the show to meet the public and sign copies of his book.
David Burnett is one of the most important photojoumalists of our time. His awards include “Magazine Photographer of the Year” from the “Pictures of the Year Competition”, the “World Press Photo of the Year” and the “Robert Capa Gold Medal” from the Overseas Press Club. He’s also been recently named one of the “100 Most Important People in Photography” by “American Photo” magazine. Co-founder of Contact Press Images, Burnett has photographed the American war in Vietnam, the military coup in Chile, the Iranian revolution and the return of ayatollah Khomeini, the fall of the Berlin Wall and every American Presidents from JFK to Obama.
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