It’s been a while (i.e. way too long) since we had the chance to stop by an opening reception at Morrison Hotel Gallery on Prince Street in Soho. Fortunately, we remedied that situation by hitting the party for Uncovered, a selection of 60s-era Black & White photography from New York based legend, Ken Regan.
For me, the sign of an excellent music photography exhibit is one that shows me at least one photo of The Beatles that I’ve not seen before. So: score, a direct hit. The above shot of the Fab Four is not only previously unknown to me, it’s simply a fucking fantastic photo. You could live an entire lifetime in that photograph — and Ken Regan took it.
Regan, who passed away in November of 2012, was not an artist who let himself be pigeonholed into just one area of photography, as his portfolio included not only pop music icons and movie starts, but also sports, politics, fashion and landscape photography. Featuring mostly photographs from between 1960 to 1970, Uncovered provide an excellent cross section of Ken’s vast body of work.
Here are a few of our favorite pieces from the show.
This one is blurry because I was trying to hold a glass of wine in one hand and take a picture with the other. Multi-tasking!
I don’t know who this lady is, but she looks pretty fabulous.
This photo breaks my heart a million times.
Ken was also a great news photographer, because he was able to distill the action with just one shot. Amazing.
Uncovered: A Decade of Images by Ken Regan will be on Exhibit Only Through July 3rd, 2015 at Morrison Hotel Gallery, Located Upstairs at 116 Prince Street, Soho, NYC.