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Bruce Springsteen: The River Collection at Morrison Hotel Gallery

Hot Bruce
Bruce Springsteen By Neal Preston (All Photos By Gail)

Hey, do you like Bruce Springsteen; or, more specifically, do you like looking at photos of him? If the answer to either question is yes, then head on over to Morrison Hotel Gallery for its first exhibit of 2016; Bruce Springsteen: The River Collection, celebrating the 35th anniversary of the release of Bruce’s milestone album of the same name, and featuring photos of Springsteen shot between 1978 – 1983 by legendary photographers such as Neal Preston, David Gahr, Lynn Goldsmith, Frank Stefanko, Jim Marchese, Lynn Goldsmith and Joel Bernstein. All of the photos on exhibit were selected to be in The River‘s 35th Anniversary box set.

Bruce on the Boardwalk Asbury Park
Bruce on the Boardwalk, Asbury Park, By Joel Bernstein

There is no denying that  Bruce is a hot guy (and even if you think that you don’t think he’s hot, these photos will convince you otherwise) and he’s certainly a photographer’s wet dream of a subject because he always looks amazing — whether he’s in a car or holding a guitar — and he has never, ever changed his look. You always know what you’re going to get; a hot guy who looks great in every photo, even when he was stick-thin with a straggly beard, which was a very long time ago at this point, beards back then didn’t have the best beard oil 2017 has to offer, so obviously there’s a big difference.

Wild and Innocent 1977
Wild and Innocent 1977; Bruce and Band By David Gahr

Also, he is probably a nice guy who is not ever a dick to work with. That is my guess anyway.

Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen, Darkness Front Cover By Frank Stefanko

Bruce and Band
Bruce and Band (1979) By David Gahr

Here are a few more of our favorite photos from the Opening Reception last week!

Sexy Bruce 1979 By David Gahr
I Call This One “Sexy Bruce,” (1979), By David Gahr

Bruce Springsteen
Bruce in Concert By Joel Bernstein

Bruce and 1960 Corvette (1978)
Bruce and his 1960 Corvette (1978) By Frank Stefanko

Bruce and Blue Corvette
Bruce in that same Corvette By Lynn Goldsmith

Sitting Bruce with Guitar
Bruce Relaxing with Guitar, by Lynn Goldsmith (1978)

Pensive Bruce
Hungry Heart Soundcheck, Brussels (1981) Jim Marchese

Tough Bruce
‘Tough’ Bruce by Frank Stefanko

Bruce Looking For You
Bruce, Looking For You in the Crowd (1978) By Patrick Harbron

Bruce Mirror i979 David Gahr
Bruce in the Mirror (1979) By David Gahr

This one is my absolute favorite. So artsy; so hot.

Gallery View
Gallery View, Opening Reception Party

Bruce Springsteen: The River Collection will be on exhibit Through February 9th, 2016 at The Morrison Hotel Gallery, located at 116 Prince Street, 2nd Floor,  in SoHo NYC. All Photos are Priced to Own.

MHG Signage and Bruce

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Ken Regan’s Uncovered at Morrison Hotel Gallery

The Beatles
All Photos By Gail

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.

The Beatles
The Beatles

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.

Batman Party
Left, Batman Party. Right, JFK

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.

Bridget Bardot
Bridget Bardot

Black Panthers
Black Panthers

YSL
Yves Saint Laurent (On the Right)

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!

Rich Lady

I don’t know who this lady is, but she looks pretty fabulous.

John John and Jackie
John John and Jackie

This photo breaks my heart a million times.

RFK
Bobby Kennedy

Social Unrest

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.

Ken Regan Uncovered Signage

MHG Signage