Laura Levine

Laura Levine

Brooklyn Museum show - Who Shot Rock & Roll

OCTOBER 14, 2009
R.E.M., Walter's Bar-B-Que, Athens, GA, 1984 © Laura Levine
Bjork, Woodstock, NY, 1991 © Laura Levine
I'm pleased to announce that I will be participating in the exhibition Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present at the Brooklyn Museum. The show opens to the public on October 30, 2009 and runs through January 31, 2010. Curated by photo historian Gail Buckland, and featuring approximately 175 works by 105 photographers, Who Shot Rock & Roll is the first major museum exhibition on rock and roll to put photographers in the foreground, acknowledging their creative and collaborative role in the history of rock music.

The exhibition and companion book include two of my favorite portraits, of Bjork and R.E.M. To mark this event, I am making signed fine art prints of both these images available through a special offer. (Please see below for details).

Although there will be a preview reception on Oct. 29th, unfortunately it is open to museum members only. Blondie is performing. My suggestion, if you'd like to attend the private members' preview and are not already a member, is to sign up for museum membership ($55.). I believe a member can bring a guest (but you may wish to confirm with them). You can find the preview and membership information here.

In honor of their inclusion in the Brooklyn Museum exhibition, I'm making editions of two of my favorite photographs - Bjork, Woodstock, NY, 1991 and R.E.M., Walter's Bar-B-Que, Athens, GA, 1984 - available as signed archival digital pigment ink prints. Up until recently I've only made silver gelatin (darkroom) prints of my photographs directly from the negative, but I've been collaborating with a wonderful digital printer whose work is exceptional and quite honestly you'd be hard pressed to tell the difference between one of these luscious prints and a traditional silver print.

Between now and the end of the holiday season I am pleased to offer these prints at a special discount to my friends and collectors, available in two sizes:

8 x 10 inches, $150. (+ 10. US shipping)  - or - 11 x 14 inches, $250. (+ 15 US shipping)

Each fine art print in these open editions is made with archival pigment inks on Harman gloss paper and will be individually hand-signed and titled by Laura Levine.

This offer is only for a limited time. After December 31, the prints will be available at their regular prices,  $250 and $350.

To place an order or read the stories behind these images, please click here or go to

For those of you interested in traditional silver gelatin prints in limited editions, they are also available: 11 x 14/$950 (edition of 75) and 16 x 20/$1200 (edition of 50) - also signed, dated - and numbered. Please contact me directly at if you have any questions about silver prints, pigment prints, other available images, payment methods or overseas orders. Please allow a couple of weeks for delivery.

To see more photographs, please click here.

Featured photographers in the Brooklyn Museum exhibition include:
Amy Arbus, Richard Avedon, Ray Avery, David Bailey, Roberta Bayley, Peter Beste, Adrian Boot, Justin Borucki, Patti Boyd, Ed Caraeff, Stephanie Chernikowski, Danny Clinch, Anton Corbijn, David Corio, Kevin Cummins, Henry Diltz, Alain Dister, George DuBose, Andy Earl, Barry Feinstein, Danny Fields, Nat Finkelstein, Glen E. Friedman, Jill Furmanovsky, David Gahr, Godlis, Lynn Goldsmith, Harry Goodwin, Julia Gorton, Jean-Paul Goude, Bob Gruen, Andreas Gursky, Ross Halfin, Hipgnosis, Dennis Hopper, Don Hunstein, Marvin Israel, Art Kane, Richard Kern, Daniel Kramer, David LaChapelle, Elliott Landy, Michael Lavine, Lisa Law, Annie Leibowitz, Jean-Pierre Leloir, , Laura Levine, Ari Marcopoulos, Maripol, Jim Marshall, Elaine Mayes, Linda McCartney, Ryan McGinley, Dennis Morris, Shawn Mortensen, Terry O’Neill, Jean-Marie Perier, Charles Peterson, Ricky Powell, Michael Putland, William “Popsie” Randolph, Marcia Resnick, Ebet Roberts, Mick Rock, Ethan Russell, Jerry Schatzberg, Hannes Schmid, Stephane Sednaoui, Bob Seidemann, Mark Seliger, Stephen Shames, Lloyd Shearer, Kate Simon, Hedi Slimane, Pennie Smith, Gloria Stavers, Chris Stein, Ray Stevenson, Mayayoshi Sukita, Allan Tannenbaum, Edmund Teske, Storm Thorgerson, Ian Tilton, Philip Townsend, Albert Watson, Guy Webster, Barrie Wentzell, Alfred Wertheimer, Kevin Westenberg, Robert Whitaker, Timothy White, Ernest C. Withers, and Baron Wolman.
Featured subjects include:
The B-52s, The Beatles, Chuck Berry, Bjork, Blondie, David Bowie, Bow Wow Wow, James Brown, Johnny Cash, Nick Cave, Exene Cervenka, Eric Clapton, The Clash, Kurt Cobain, Elvis Costello, The Cramps, The Dead Boys, P. Diddy, The Doors, Bob Dylan, Marianne Faithful, Aretha Franklin, Alan Freed, Fugazi, Jerry Garcia, Bill Haley, Debbie Harry, Richard Hell, Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Holly, Michael Jackson, Mick Jagger, Jay-Z, Brian Jones, Grace Jones, Janis Joplin, Joy Division, KISS, Gladys Knight, Led Zep, John Lennon, Little Richard, LL Cool J, Madonna, The Mamas and the Papas, Marilyn Manson, Bob Marley, Paul McCartney, Freddy Mercury, Metallica, Method Man, Morrissey, Jim Morrison, New York Dolls, Notorious B.I.G., Oasis, Wilson Pickett, Pink Floyd, The Police, Iggy Pop, Elvis Presley, The Pretenders, Prince, The Prodigy, Radiohead, The Ramones, Red Hot Chili Peppers, R.E.M., Keith Richards, The Ronettes, Rolling Stones, Henry Rollins, Axl Rose, Run-DMC, Salt n Pepa, Sex Pistols, Tupac Shakur,  Sid & Nancy, Patti Smith, Sonic Youth, The Specials, Buffalo Springfield, Bruce Springsteen, Sly Stone, Joe Strummer, Talking Heads, Pete Townsend, Ike & Tina Turner, U2, Velvet Underground, Bunny Wailer, The White Stripes, The Who, Amy Winehouse, Stevie Wonder, Neil Young, and Frank Zappa.

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