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Mick Rock Exposed

Updated on September 23, 2014

Lou Reed

Lou Reed - Mick Rock Photo
Lou Reed - Mick Rock Photo | Source

Rock and Roll Royalty On Film

‘Exposed,’ the exhibition of photographs of rock music royalty from Mick Rock is part of the LDNY Festival that brings London to New York and vice versa and of UN Week in New York City.

Expect to enjoy photographs and images of such rockstars as Lou reed, David Bowie, Blondie, Syd Barrett, Iggy Pop, Queen and many more of the musicians who filled auditoriums, theaters, and stadiums during the iconic 1970s in addition to some of today’s musical celebrities.

In addition to Mick’s iconic photographs the show will exhibit PhotoArt which is based upon, and Mick Rock’s twenty years of photographs. Rarely exhibited these pieces feature the likes of David Bowie, Lady Gaga, Bob Marley, Kate Moss, Lou Reed, Freddie Mercury and many more personalities.

On the Cover

Mick Rock’s photography is credited to many images that were used to illustrate numerous album covers such as ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show,’ Lou Reed’s ‘Transformer’ and Joan Jett’s ‘I Love Rock and Roll’ among so many others.

Mick Rock also produced and directed the music videos that are associated with David Bowie’s ‘Sound and Vision’ DVD series: ‘John, I’m Only Dancing,’ ‘Jean Genie,’ ‘Space Oddity,” and Life On Mars’.

Exposed - The Soft Cover Edition


Exposed - The Book

In conjunction with the gallery show, Mick rock will be premiering his soft cover edition of the book, also titled ‘Exposed,’ featuring photographs of the who’s who of rock star royalty.

Exposed’ the book includes photographs that represent rock stars who defined a generation. Through the images of the musicians, Mick Rock adds a narrative of his early days days as a photographer and throughout his career. He writes about his experiences alongside the individuals that fill the book, including David Bowie, and the Ramones to Pharrell and Lady Gaga. Join Mick on his journey as he shares the story about his lifetime work and hanging out with his generations most notable rock stars.

A First Look at Exposed: The Book

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Mick Rock Books

Mick Rock has published quite an influential series of books based upon his experiences and his photography including:

- A Photographic record 1969 - 1980

- Glam: An Eyewitness Account

- Psychedelic Renegades/Syd Barrett

- Moonage Daydream/Ziggy Stardust (with Davis Bowie)

- Rock n' Roll Eye

- Killer Queen (with Brian May and Roger taylor)

- Picture This/Debbie Harry and Blondie

- Raw Power/Iggy and the Stooges

- Rocky Horror

- Classic Queen

- Tamashii: Mick Rock Meets Kanzaburo

- Psychedelic Renegades

- Exposed (Hardback Version)

- Transformer (with Lou Reed)

The Exposed Exhibition

The exhibition is produced and sponsored by Artist Legacy Group and in association with The Lazar and FeralCat Productions.

Media resources courtesy of Mick Rock and Stephen Colegrave, LDNY Festival.

Debbie Harry

Debbie Harry by Mick Rock
Debbie Harry by Mick Rock | Source

The Sumo Gallery

The Sumo Gallery, which is hosting the exhibition, is equipped with state of art audio, video, and lighting. The architecture itself is award-winning in the modern and contemporary sense and provides the perfect backdrop to Mick Rock's photography to the many rock stars who have contributed to modern music.

The Mick Rock exhibition, Exposed, is featured on two floors of the Sumo Gallery, located at 37 Walker Street at the Manhattan intersection of TriBeCa and Soho.

In the Galleries

Mick Rock has exhibited his are across the globe including such locations as London, Liverpool, Manchester, Berlin, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Los Angeles, new York City, Oslo, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and Tokyo.

The Sumo Gallery, Manhattan, New York

37 Walker Street, New York, N.Y.:
37 Walker Street, New York, NY 10013, USA

get directions

Mick Rock on Photography And Rock 'N Roll

Resources Consulted

The information and resources for this article are courtesy of:

The LDNY Festival

The Sumo Gallery

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