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Rock Art exhibitions: what to see in September

Beatles White Album exhibition in Liverpool

We Buy White Albums © R Chang/FACT, Liverpool 2014

There’s a wealth of rock art exhibitions around the world this September. Here are some of the exhibitions ROCK | ART | EDITIONS would be attending if it were possible.

BOB DYLAN by Douglas R. Gilbert: Forever Young: Photographs of Bob Dylan by Douglas R. Gilbert, 30+ photos from 1964. South Haven Center for the Arts, 600 Phoenix St., South Haven MI, USA. To 7 Sept. Free.

AMERICAN COOL: 100 “cool Americans”, including musicians Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Miles Davis and Jay-Z, film actors like Lauren Bacall, and writers such as Ernest Hemingway. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian, Washington DC, USA. To 7 September. Free.

THE BEATLES – multiple White Album covers in Liverpool: Rutherford Chang is at FACT in Liverpool to exhibit and add to his enormous collection of copies of The Beatles’ White Album, designed by leading English Pop artist Richard Hamilton. The We Buy White Albums exhibition is set up like a record shop with multiple copies of the single product; and Chang is buying, not selling! FACT and Liverpool International Music Festival, We Buy White Albums, FACT loading bay, Wood Street, Liverpool until 14 September. FACT, Liverpool

MICK JAGGER by Richard Hamilton: Richard Hamilton’s magnificent retrospective, featuring mixed media tableaux of a handcuffed Mick Jagger, and originally shown at Tate Modern in London, has now opened at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain. To 13 October. Highly recommended.

BOB DYLAN by Richard Avedon: Richard Avedon People – Perth, Western Australia exhibition of 80 photographs by Richard Avedon, including an evocative shot of Bob Dylan on a cold February 1965 day in Central Park. Art Gallery of WA, Perth, Australia. To 17 Nov.

KEITH RICHARDS, LOU REED, AMY WINEHOUSE in Paris: Sonic is a new exhibition of portraits of musicians by Hedi Slimane, photographer and Yves Saint Laurent designer, at Fondation Pierre Bergé–Yves Saint Laurent, in Paris. It showcases shots of Lou Reed, Keith Richards, Amy Winehouse and Brian Wilson taken in London, New York, and California. 18 Sept-11 Jan 2015. Fondation Pierre Bergé–Yves Saint Laurent

PETER BLAKE: A new permanent mural, Appearing at the Royal Albert Hall, on display near the Cafe Bar, Royal Albert Hall, London. Free. Gathers 400+ performers who have appeared since the Hall opened. Notable rock musicians include Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, Queen, The Rolling Stones, and The Who.


You are strongly advised to check details with a venue’s website before travelling – some shows require advance booking and details can change, often at short notice.

Have you seen any of these shows? What did you think of it? Your comments are very welcome. Have I missed an important show?

Visitors and galleries: please tell us of any show we have missed, for inclusion in next month’s round-up. Please send comments/details of shows to ROCK | ART | EDITIONS via “Leave a reply” at the top of this post.

Compilation © ROCK | ART | EDITIONS Ltd 2014

Beatles, Sex Pistols, Amy Winehouse in new London exhibition

(c) Keith Haynes 2014

This is Pop (c) Keith Haynes 2014

Fans and collectors of the Beatles, Sex Pistols and Amy Winehouse will want to check out a new London exhibition, opening today at Woolff Gallery, London W1.

The new Keith Haynes exhibition of rock art also features other notables such as The Clash, Elvis Presley and Bob Dylan.

It’s a compelling series of mixed media limited editions.

Using as his raw material black vinyl LPs, album sleeves and record labels, Haynes has created a lovely series of contemporary pieces. They are presented, box-framed, in small limited editions, of between five and fifty.

Keith Haynes’ attractive rock art stood out for me among the 100+ gallery displays on a recent visit to the Affordable Art Fair. I’ll be visiting the Woolff exhibition soon, and look forward to scrutinising the Bob Dylan artwork, among others.

The show starts today and runs until 2 May at Woolff Gallery, 89 Charlotte St, London W1.


Stone Roses photographs by Ian Tilton

Image (c) Ian Tilton 2013

The post-Punk flowering of bands from Manchester – The Smiths, Joy Division, Oasis and a host of others – created a supporting cast of talented local writers and photographers.

Notable among these Manchester rock art celebrants is Ian Tilton, chronicler of the fabled Stone Roses.

I’ve been enjoying Tilton’s recent book, Set In Stone: Ian Tilton’s Stone Roses Photographs (Omnibus Press, 2013, paperback), which documents the brief apogee of the band many regard as the key export from Manchester’s brief spell as rock’s global HQ.

The collection captures the giddy excitement of the rapid rise of the Stone Roses, for a short time a seemingly unstoppable creative force.

Ian Tilton has worked with many other local musos, including Morrissey, Liam Gallagher and Sean Rider (Happy Mondays), as well as big-hitters from beyond NW England like Kurt Cobain, Robert Smith and Amy Winehouse.

You can explore (and buy from) Ian Tilton’s extensive portfolio here: