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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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Sebastian Errazuriz’ 12 Shoes for 12 Lovers Inspires Wearable Art by Melissa Shoes

Galeria Melissa
All Photos By Gail

Well-made shoes always look like works of art to me: Like tiny wearable sculptures. It’s probably not entirely unexpected then that others feel similarly — one of those being artist Sebastian Errazuriz. In 2013, Errazuriz debuted his installation, 12 Shoes for 12 Lovers at Miami Art Basel. A collection of twelve shoe-like sculptures inspired by twelve of the artist’s ex-girlfriends, and realized through the use of a 3D printer, these shoes were really quite spectacular, and were featured in a couple of The Gig’s Posts from that time. Because: Shoe Art.

12 Shoes Signage

After Errazuriz gained popularity by creating the best insulated work boots for major Brazilian construction and government companies, his idea of creating wearable shoe art was just too good to lay dormant, Brazilian plastic footwear brand Melissa Shoes has unveiled a special collaboration with Errazuriz in which two of his designs from 12 LoversThe Boss and The Gold Digger, have been reproduced as shoes you can buy in the Melissa stores located around the world. Galeria Melissa in Soho, NYC threw a fun launch party last week and we were lucky enough to snag an invite. Please enjoy our photos from the event!

The Boss Display
The Boss, on Display

The first design to be created as a fully wearable shoe is called The Boss, which is a black stiletto featuring a brass knuckle-like embellishment under the arch of the shoe.

The Boss

The Boss’ prototype was on display at the shop, along with most of the other shoes from the original 12 Shoes for 12 Lovers exhibit. Each shoe is displayed along with the highly stylized backstory of the woman who inspired it.

The Boss In Use
The Boss In Action!

The Boss Pair

The updated Boss design has a more manageable heel, and three instead of for rings.

The Boss Single Shoe

We posted the above photo on FaceBook and it got 100 Likes in ten minutes. You can imagine that these shoes will sell like crazy.

The Gold Digger Art

The second design on sale at Galeria Melissa is based on the Gold Digger (with the heel of the shoe resembling a Golden human form).

The Gold Digger Display

The Gold Digger Single Shoe

The Gold Digger Heel Detail
Boy, You’re Gonna Carry That Weight…

Both The Boss and The Gold Digger sell for $450 per pair and are available to purchase right now, but for a limited time only.

Chandelier

If you haven’t already been there, Galeria Melissa is a gorgeous boutique with this fun Chandelier that has little parrots and other birds hiding in it. Let’s take a closer look.

Chandelier Detail with Birds
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Fun!

Sebastian Gets Interviewed

Here is Sebastian being interviewed by a reporter. We did not get to meet him but he seemed very nice and happy to talk about the shoes.

Here are some of the other shoes from 12 Shoes for 12 Lovers:

Honey
Honey

Heart Breaker
The Heart Breaker

Cry Baby
The Cry Baby

Hot Bitch
The Hot Bitch

The Virgin 1
The Virgin

The Virgin
The Virgin, Detail

GI Jane
GI Jane

The Ice Queen
The Ice Queen

Installation View Ice Queen and The Rock
Ice Queen and The Rock, Installation View

It was a fun party and an absolute thrill to be able to see the 12 Shoes for 12 Lovers in person!

Party View

Galeria Melissa is Located at 102 Greene Street (Between Prince and Spring), Soho, New York. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM, and Sunday from 12 Noon to 6:00 PM.

Staircase Detail