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GUIDO HARARI. REMAIN IN LIGHT

GUIDO HARARI. REMAIN IN LIGHT

50 YEARS OF PHOTOGRAPHS AND MEETINGS.

THIS BOOK MARKS FIFTY YEARS OF GUIDO HARARI'S CAREER. A KALEIDOSCOPIC DIARY OF MEETINGS, FRIENDSHIPS AND FASCINATIONS FOR MUSIC AND CULTURE OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY AND BEYOND.

Bob Dylan, Rita Levi-Montalcini, Patti Smith, Gianni Agnelli, David Bowie, Dario Fo, Umberto Eco, Tom Waits, Josè Saramago, Fabrizio De André, Ennio Morricone, Vasco Rossi, Giorgio Armani, are only a handful of celebrities that Harari has photographed during his long career, which is now being celebrated by a huge retrospective exhibition which will premiere on June 1st at the Mole in Ancona, where it will stay until October 9. Book and exhibition sum up every phase of Harari’s eclectic career: from his beginnings in the early Seventies as music photographer and journalist, to the countless portraits of major artists and personalities of his time, which established his reputation in editorial, advertising, fashion and reportage photography.

Pages: 432
Size 30x24x3.5 cm (12x10x1.3in)
Publisher: Rizzoli Lizard
Price: 59.00 Euro

The book is available in all major bookstores and online. However, only placing your order to Wall Of Sound Gallery, you will receive your signed and inscribed copy. 

To order please email us at info@wallofsoundgallery.com. 

THE “MUSES” OF GUIDO HARARI

THE “MUSES” OF GUIDO HARARI

THE “MUSES” OF GUIDO HARARI, 52 PORTRAITS OF ITALIAN AND INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS WHO REPRESENT DIFFERENT MUSICAL GENRES AND EXPRESSIONS AND WHO HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO TRANSFORM THE TIME WE LIVE BEYOND INTERPRETING IT.

Catalogue of mostly unseen female artists photographs exhibition conceived by Guido Harari exclusively for the Locus Festival 2021 with an evocative outdoor setting, with strong red-gold hues, which unfolds on the walls of the historic center of Locorotondo. A transversal look, as is customary in Harari's portraits, between genres, origins and generations of great "muses" of music.

Price: 25  Euro

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PINO DANIELE ALIVE.

PINO DANIELE ALIVE.

Catalogue of the "Pino Daniele Alive" exhibition at the Made in Cloister Foundation, Naples, curated by Guido Harari and Alessandro Daniele.

The emotional journey into the world of Pino Daniele develops through the photographs of the authors who have followed him more closely over the years and a wide selection of personal objects, documents and musical instruments belonging to Pino and coming in part from the permanent museum installation "Pino Daniele Alive" at the Museo della Pace, in Naples.

The 100-page volume is richly illustrated by over 130 images and photographs many of them never seen before. Pino appears with his historical musicians, with the great international artists who collaborated with him and with friends (such as Massimo Troisi). This catalogue present texts by Giorgio Verdelli, Guido Harari, Alessandro Daniele, quotes by Pino Daniele himself, memories and anecdotes of all the photographers, as well as a detailed chronology.

Price: 25  Euro

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ART KANE. HARLEM 1958

ART KANE. HARLEM 1958

ART KANE. HARLEM 1958 marks the 60th anniversary of one of the most celebrated images in American history. Now commonly known as A Great Day in Harlem, the infamous shot of 57 jazz musicians gathered outside a brownstone in New York is one of the most imitated images in popular culture, by one of the world’s greatest photographers. 

ART KANE. HARLEM 1958 is a visual history of an iconic image including, for the first time, virtually every single frame from the historic shoot. With original text by Art Kane, forewords by Quincy Jones, the legendary Benny Golson, who appears in the photo, and an introduction by Kane's son, musician and photographer Jonathan Kane, the 168-page hardback volume is the story behind the shot.

57 jazz musicians, from the unknown to the world famous, duly assembled at the unlikely hour of 10am at 17 East 126th Street, between Fifth and Madison Avenues. The group would include Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, Thelonius Monk, Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, Charles Mingus, Gerry Mulligan, Count Basie - whose hat was repeatedly stolen by local kids until Kane surrendered and put them in the shot, too. 

Esquire magazine published the photo in its January 1959 Golden Age of Jazz special issue, along with a series of Art Kane’s portraits of other jazz giants including Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Lester Young and his infamous shot of Charlie Parker's grave. These portraits are also included in the book, with outtakes and other jazz-related images of gospel groups and a young Aretha Franklin, and on set photography of the film "Pete Kelley's Blues”.

Released in November 2018 by Wall of Sound Editions, ART KANE. HARLEM 1958 honors a pivotal moment in American history through the work of one of its most celebrated photographic voices.

THE BOOK

TRADE EDITION: 45 Euro

DELUXE EDITION: Only 200 copies in special slipcase and different cover, signed by Quincy Jones, Benny Golson and Jonathan Kane. With an exclusive signed/numbered 8x10 inches fine art print (signed by Jonathan Kane) and a commemorative poster. 350 Euro. Deluxe edition available exclusively via wallofsoundgallery.com. 

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CRISTINA ARRIGONI. THE SOUND OF HANDS

CRISTINA ARRIGONI. THE SOUND OF HANDS

Wall Of Sound Editions is proud to introduce you to Cristina Arrigoni’s work and her first book, The Sound of Hands. It features 60 “hands” photos in colour and B/W of a wide array of musicians, such as Johnny Winter, B.B. King, John Mayall, Jackson Browne, Wille Nile, Albert Lee, Charlie Musselwhite, Donovan, and many others. The book also includes portraits of every musican.

Cristina’s work is highly compelling and emotional. Her soulful vision and understanding of the music she loves and of the people who create it, make for a welcome change from your usual music portraiture. As Elliott Murphy writes in the book, “Her photos always manage to magically capture the true grit of a musician's journey, both on stage and off. There is both a hyper-realism and, at the same time, other-worldly quality to her work that, for me at least, ranks among the very best rock photographers of our time. And what could be more essential then the hands of a player, where we try to make love out of steel."

Cristina is very clear re her goal as a photographer, which is “to discover and shine a light on great unknown musicians all around the world and give them visibility through my images. I want to show something about them that stays forever. I look to find beauty wherever it may be, even in the most distressed situations.”

“Cristina is a visionary who somehow has the ability to bring out the soul and the heroic quality in everything she sees through her uncensored lens. She can make a New York City homeless man look like royalty and the wrapped, beaten hands of a drummer speak volumes about passion and drive and love of life. She has a style all her own and her brilliance and greatness are only matched by the humility and grace with which she carries herself.” Willie Nile

"Cristina can make a photograph anywhere, she finds light even in the dark. I have seen her do it. A dressing room , a back alley , a dark hallway or a bar . Its a true art , to do it this way . No fancy lights or studio is necessary , just a kind heart and soulful vision and understanding of the music and people she is photographing. Cristina is so calm , and almost invisible , until she steps into the light with her warm smile." Danny Clinch

“Cristina does with her camera what I do with a guitar. She's the Hendrix of photography.” Randy Hansen

"When you do a shoot with Cristina it's like she becomes a member of the band that has been with you for years. She really captures the inner soul of the artist she is shooting." Dennis Greaves, Nine Below Zero

THE BOOK

TRADE EDITION: 35 Euro

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BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN. FURTHER UP THE ROAD. FRANK STEFANKO

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN. FURTHER UP THE ROAD. FRANK STEFANKO

With over 400 photos of Bruce Springsteen, mostly unseen or never published before, from Frank Stefanko’s extensive archives, Bruce Springsteen. Further up the Road is the most comprehensive overview of Frank’s collaboration of 40 years with Springsteen.

Besides Frank’s classic and unseen photos of Springsteen, taken between 1978 for such historic albums as Darkness on the Edge of Town and The River, and 1982, at the time of the Nebraska album, Bruce Springsteen. Further up the Road will also feature two never published before photoshoots with Bruce, both at his house in Colts Neck, NJ. One is from 2004, around the time of the Devils & Dust album. The other was granted by Bruce to Frank in April 2017, especially for inclusion in this book.

To round things up nicely, the book will also feature a selection of never before published concert photos from Bruce’s 2012 and 2016 tours, as well as snapshots from the Born To Run book celebration party thrown by Simon & Schuster in NYC in 2016 (Frank's famous "Corvette" image was selected for the cover of the book and accompanying CD Chapter and Verse); all sorts of ephemera, Polaroids. tearsheets, passes and personal documents that see the light for the very first time in this book. 

Bruce Springsteen. Further up the Road also features an introduction by Bruce Springsteen, forewords by fellow Springsteen photographers Danny Clinch and Eric Meola, and of course extensive insightful text by Frank.

THE BOOK 

DELUXE EDITION (copies 1-350, housed in a special box) - 580€ plus shipping

COLLECTOR EDITION (copies 351-1978, housed in a slipcase box) - 350€ plus shipping

Bruce Sprinsgteen. Further up the Road is a limited edition book of just 1978 copies worldwide, all signed by Frank Stefanko. It's available both as a Deluxe Edition (copies numbered 1-350) and a Collector Edition (copies numbered 351-1500).

The hard-bound book has 368 pages plus 20 inserts and measures an awesome 25,5 x 33,5cm (10,5 x 13,5in). It is printed on heavy-weight 200gms paper and bound by Grafiche Milani, the master printers in Milano who last year produced for us The Kate Inside with Guido Harari’s photographs of Kate Bush

THE DELUXE EDITION

The Deluxe Edition of Bruce Springsteen. Further up the Road is limited to the first 350 copies, all personally signed by Frank Stefanko.

Presented in a solander box, the Deluxe includes a 24 x 30cm (10 x 11") signed/numbered fine art pigment print. This print is unique to this edition and will never be made available elsewhere.

ALL PRE-ORDER SUBSCRIBERS HAVE RECEIVED AN EXCLUSIVE FREE PRINT AND HAVE THEIR NAME IN THE BOOK! 

All early subscribers who have placed their orders before publication date (that is, before November 1, 2017) have received with the book a special free litho print, size 24 x 30cm (10 x 11in), uneditioned, unsigned and unavailable elsewhere.

Early subscribers also have their names featured in a special Acknowledgments section of the book

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You may follow every step of the book's production on the book's Facebook page.

WALL OF SOUND 10. GUIDO HARARI

WALL OF SOUND 10. GUIDO HARARI

48 pages, softcover, 20x20cm, published by Wall Of Sound Editions to coincide with the exhibition by the same name at the Fondazione Bottari Lattes, in Monforte d'Alba. Over 70 photographs, some of which never exhibited before, cover 40 years of music photography by Guido Harari. Ten years after the first highly successful installation in blue, Wall Of Sound has inspired Guido's life and projects in Piedmont, causing a chain reaction that includes books, exhibitions (the first international museum show, called Wall Of Sound too, was hosted in 2016 at the Rockheim Museum, in Norway) and the gallery and publishing company by the same name, that he founded in Alba, in 2011. On show some the biggest music stars according to Guido's ecelctic music tastes: Lou Reed, Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, Bob Marley, David Bowie, Tom Waits, Laurie Anderson, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Frank Zappa, Brian Eno, R.E.M., The Clash, Iggy Pop, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, John Lee Hooker, Ray and Dave Davies of the Kinks, Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush, Pink Floyd, Paul McCartney, Freddie Mercury, Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Prince, Led Zeppelin, Nick Cave, Jeff Buckley, Antony, Robert Smith of The Cure, Jan Garbarek, Ry Cooder, Robbie Robertson, Compay Segundo, Vinicio Capossela, Paolo Conte, Lucio Dalla, Fabrizio De André, Giorgio Gaber, Francesco Guccini and many more.

Price: 25 Euro

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STONE FREE. THE SUMMER OF LOVE 50TH AND THE PSYCHEDELIC POSTER ART.

STONE FREE. THE SUMMER OF LOVE 50TH AND THE PSYCHEDELIC POSTER ART.

48 pages, softcover, 30x30cm, published by Wall Of Sound Editions to coincide with the exhibition by the same name. Here at Wall Of Sound Gallery we’re happy to celebrate the “Summer of Love” 50th anniversary presenting a selection of original american, british and european posters.

Many revolutions and revelations of the five years between 1966 and 1970 still have a surprisingly huge appeal and cross-generational relevance. As the Beatles sang in All You Need Is Love (“there’s nothing you can do that can’t be done”), this was a “revolution in the head” that created a pioneering cross-pollination of all of the arts, music, films, fashion, design and media. New concepts like consumerism, environmentalism, individualism and mass communication, became common while a utopian idealism provided both collectivity and connectivity via the underground press, pirate radio stations, political protest groups, way before mobile phones, personal computers and Internet.

Psychedelia, they called it. It was all about imagination, nonconformity, individuality and freedom. Art, music, design, drugs, multimedia events and concert light-shows created a unique aesthetic that promoted an expanding consciousness, a state of sensory overload (Dr Leary’s “Turn On! Tune In! Drop-Out!”) and a utopian belief in a better future at hand. All You Need Is Love! We Are Golden, We Are Stardust! Let The Sunshine In! Get Together! Imagine! 

Musicians were crucial in all this. Music had indeed the power to change the world and it happened on June 16-18, 1967, at the Monterey International Pop Festival, where Jimi Hendrix got fired to his Stratocaster, changing the rock history. The psychedelic revolution also marked a new golden age of poster design, which originated in San Francisco. Rock music and posters fed off each other, as the latter were filled with freewheeling shapes, bright acid colours and all sorts of ornamental patterns from Art Nouveau to Pop Art.

Stone Free is a selection of art from different designers who collaborated with the new temples of sound, Bill Graham’s Fillmore West and Fillmore East, Chet Helms‘ Avalon Ballroom and Russ Gibb’s Grande Ballroom in Detroit: Victor Moscoso, Rick Griffin, Wes Wilson, Stanley Mouse and Alton Kelley, Lee Conklin, David Singer, Randy Tuten, Bonnie MacLean, David Byrd, Gary Grimshaw, John Van Hamersveld. Even Milton Glaser, the Godfather of graphic design, gave his blessing to the movement, designing the iconic Dylan poster that was featured in Dylan’s Greatest Hits album, in 1966. The exhibition and the book also shows the british Michael English and Nigel Waymouth, collectively known as Hapshash And The Coloured Coat, Alan Aldridge, the Sydney-born Martin Sharp and the Germans Mati Klarwein and Gunther Kieser.

Of course, nowhere was the effect of psychedelics on design more clear than in album sleeves, from The Beatles’s Sgt Pepper, the Rolling StonesTheir Satanic Majesties’ Request to the legendary yellow banana invented by Andy Warhol for the Velvet Underground & Nico album cover. Herb Greene photographed Jefferson Airplane against a wall of hieroglyphics for their Surrealistic Pillow album cover.

Genius lens-man Art Kane created icons of the era’s most glorious rock stars, from Dylan to Janis Joplin, Cream, the Stones, Jefferson Airplane and the Who. Photographers Jim Marshall, Bob Seidemann, Gene Anthony, Baron Wolman, Robert Altman, Ed Caraeff, Joel Brodsky, Guy Webster, Stephen Paley, Henry Diltz, Amalie R. Rotschild, Elaine Mayes, Lisa Law, all contributed to documenting this “long, strange trip” for posterity.

Guido Harari, Wall Of Sound Gallery

Price: 25 Euro

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