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August 15, 2009


Featured Event - Posted by Don Rose

On Venice Boulevard just off the 405 is uber-cool gallery space Duncan Miller Gallery,
and they are celebrating Woodstock's 40th Anniversary with a new
exhibit featuring several top rock photographers.
The opening reception is August 15, 2009 from 7 to 10pm.

Here are two samples of what you will see:

Jim Marshall, Woodstock 1969, dye transfer 16 x 20 print

Jim Marshall, Woodstock 1969, silver gelatin 16 x 20 print

Woodstock: The 40th Anniversary in Pictures
Opening reception for artists - Saturday, August 15, 7-10 pm
Woodstock: The 40th Anniversary exhibition runs August 15 to September 25, 2009.
Please join us for the opening reception for the artists on Saturday, August 15, 7-10 pm.

The exhibition features works of Jim Marshall, Baron Wolman, Henry Diltz and Lisa Law.

This show recreates the experience of the ambiance, the crowd and the music of the world’s most famous music festival. On August 15-18, 1969, Max Yasgur's 600-acre dairy farm in Bethel, NY was transformed into the Woodstock Music & Art Fair. The organizers expected 200,000 people, but in this muddy cow pasture, over 450,000 people enjoyed a three-day concert experience featuring 32 of the best-known musicians of the day.

The artists:

Jim Marshall's 40-years of photography include famous shots of Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, Janis Joplin and other stars in rock music. Since he demanded total access, Marshall often lived 24-7 with his subjects, and his pictures reflect affection for the artists as they describe the musicians' character.

Baron Wolman settled in Haight-Ashbury in the 1960's, in the neighborhood that included Janis Joplin and the Grateful Dead living nearby. After meeting Jann Wenner in 1967, Wolman became the chief photographer for Wenner’s new magazine, Rolling Stone.

Henry Diltz embarked on a photographic career with an album cover for The Lovin’ Spoonful. His unique artistic style has produced powerful photographic essays of Woodstock; The Monterey Pop Festival; The Doors; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; Jimi Hendrix and scores of other legendary artists.

Lisa Law was backstage taking pictures with The Beatles; Peter, Paul and Mary; The Kingston Trio; Otis Redding; The Lovin Spoonful; The Velvet Underground and The Byrds. Her own house guests included Bob Dylan and Andy Warhol. She helped feed hundreds of thousands at Woodstock with the Hog Farm Commune.

The exhibition will be on display through September 25th. For more info, see the print edition of the Sunday, August 9th Los Angeles Times, or click here.

Duncan Miller Gallery
10959 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90034
Thursday-Saturday 11-6 and by appointment

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