Madonna, 1980 NY
Mick Rock: Rock Music at Idea Generation - Gallery
**OPENS THIS THURSDAY**
A retrospective of the legendary photographer’s work documenting the most outrageous moments, people and legends in music history.
Celebrated as ‘The Man Who Shot the 70s’, Mick Rock’s images define rock n’ roll. Rock launched his career in 1972 with his portrait of an unknown David Bowie and spent the next four decades capturing the most fascinating and exciting characters in rock music. Coinciding with the publication of Rock’s new book Exposed: the Faces of Rock n’ Roll (available to purchase in the gallery), Rock: Music includes many previously unseen and unpublished images, as well as rare and unexpected portraits from some of Mick’s classic shoots.
Andy Warhol and Lou Reed, 1976-77
“London in the late sixties and early seventies was a hotbed of creative interchange. The prevalent hippie philosophy united all manner of artists, musicians, film makers, models, designers, actors, writers, and photographers into a unique and fertile community. My timing was excellent. Curiosity and circumstance drew me into the flame of rock n’ roll.” - Mick Rock
Debbie Harry, 1978
A journey through an exceptional career as well as musical history, this exhibition includes shots of the full A to Z of rock n’ roll royalty – from Lou Reed, Syd Barrett and Iggy Pop to Lady Gaga, Madonna and Debbie Harry; from Queen, David Bowie and Peter Gabriel to Andy Warhol, Kate Moss and The Killers.
As well as a full retrospective adorning the walls of Idea Generation Gallery, a temporary exhibition space is also open at Maurice Einhardt Neu Galleries on Redchurch Street. This space is open as The Zippo Rehearsal Rooms for one week only and will serve as a free rehearsal space for new musical talent, as well as more space to display more of Mick’s prolific output. Bands’ performances will be screened within Neu Gallery, as well as being made into podcasts viewable on the gallery website and vimeo channel. You can see bands perform live, for free, every evening from the 11th - 18th November at 6pm.
David Bowie and Mick Ronson, 1973
Idea Generation - Gallery and Raj Prem Fine Art Photography present: Mick Rock Rock: Music in association with Zippo, 11 November - 16 January.