Does that word “legend” get used too much? I don’t think it’s misused when talking about Stevie Nicks and Debbie Harry. They ARE legends, nevermind female icons and rock n roll goddesses. There were hardly ever more gorgeous gals on a stage than these two and two New York shows will highlight them, in both public and private moments.
Blondie’s 40th Anniversary
Gallerist and former MOCA director, Jeffrey Deitch‘s stamp of approval is on this exhibit of pictures, videos, memorabilia and even some of the fan art with the majority being photographs from Bob Gruen, Annie Leibovitz, Roberta Bayley, Robert Mapplethorpe, Bobby Grossman, Mick Rock, David Godlis, plus the band’s own Chris Stein. His book –Chris Stein/Negative: Me, Blondie, and the Advent of Punk was released by Rizzoli this last week. You can order a copy on Amazon here. The show is only up until this Monday the 29th at the Chelsea Hotel Storefront Gallery, 222, West 23rd Street in New York.
Stevie Nicks: 24 Karat Gold
After languishing in a shoebox for decades, a collection of Polaroids shot by Stevie Nicks will go on display at the Morrison Hotel Gallery in New York City. The exhibit, curated by Eurythmics guitarist and Stevie Nicks collaborator Dave Stewart, will be released under the same title. The album, like the portraits, is a time capsule unearthed: the songs were written and demo-ed between 1969 and 1987, but re-recorded in recent months. Beginning in the mid-seventies, Stevie Nicks took this series of Polaroid selfies all around the world while on tour. Each one of these archival pigment prints is signed and numbered. She says;
“Some people don’t sleep at night – I am one of those people. These pictures were taken long after everyone had gone to bed – I would begin after midnight and go until 4 or 5 in the morning. I stopped at sunrise – like a vampire… I never really thought anyone would ever see these pictures, they went into shoeboxes, where they remained. I did everything – I was the stylist, the makeup artist, the furniture mover, the lighting director. It was my joy – I was the model…”
Stevie Nicks: 24 Karat Gold opens at the Morrison Hotel gallery on October 10 in SoHo.