Govinda Rocks L.A. at Mr Musichead

by Chris Murray on January 21, 2015

10924806_10153321010475166_5905031151596344731_nPart of the crowd and installation at the Egan/Adair exhibitions at Mr Musichead. Copyright © Anna Jacoby/Govinda Gallery Archive. All Rights Reserved.

Walter Egan’s Martyrs of Rock and William Adair’s Golden Doors to Infinity exhibitions opened last Thursday in Los Angeles at Mr Musichead Gallery on Sunset Blvd. The stars were aligned as a large and enthusiastic crowd of collectors and fans attended the opening. Egan’s 45 paintings and drawings of musical aritsts from Amy Winehouse to Elvis Presley were much appreciated. Accompanied by his longtime collaborator John Zambetti from The Malibooz, Egan gave the packed gallery a special treat by performing a set of songs made famous by the subjects in his paintings. He concluded with his own smash hit “Magnet and Steel”. The crowd went wild when Dean Torrance from Jan and Dean joined Egan for a few songs.

William Adair’s installation from his Golden Doors to Infinity project was extraordinary. It included his recently completed Normandy Door along with the Poet’s Door and the Removal of Doubt Door. Adair created a sensation when he installed a blank golden door on the sidewalk in front of the gallery on Sunset Blvd. People attending the exhibition as well as people just walking by completed the installation by marking, drawing, and writing on the fresh gilded door with special pens and markers provided by Adair. That door, known as the Sunset Boulevard Door, is now part of the exhibition at Mr Musichead which continues through January 31.

IMG_6741From left to right: William Adair, Richard Lewis, Chris Murray, and Sam Milgrom at Mr Musichead Gallery. Copyright © Anna Jacoby/Govinda Gallery Archive. All Rights Reserved.

IMG_6728Walter Egan giving an interview about his paintings with Govinda Gallery director Chris Murray and comedian/actor/author Richard Lewis nearby. Copyright © William Adair. All Rights Reserved.

IMG_2607William Adair with singer and actor Calista Carradine as she marks the golden door on Sunset Blvd. Copyright © Carlotta Hester/Govinda Gallery Archive. All Rights Reserved.

IMG_6871Detail from the golden door on Sunset Blvd. Copyright © William Adair. All Rights Reserved.

IMG_6819Dean Torrance from Jan and Dean writing on the golden door on Sunset Blvd. Copyright © William Adair. All Rights Reserved.

FullSizeRender-12Calista Carradine performing “Me and Bobby McGee” with Walter Egan and John Zambetti. Copyright © Carlotta Hester/Govinda Gallery Archive. All Rights Reserved.

anna jacoby govinda gallery chris murray richard lewisGovinda Gallery’s Anna Jacoby with Richard Lewis and Chris Murray. Copyright © William Adair. All Rights Reserved.

adair11Artist William Adair with two of his Golden Doors to Infinity. Copyright © Carlotta Hester/Govinda Gallery Archive. All Rights Reserved.

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  • Comments

    • John Zambetti

      What an incredible night of talent! My mind was literally blown!

    • pat taylor

      awesome !

    • peter fels

      Bill Adair maintains the splendor of his explorations.
      Much like his own self, his work is excellent
      and always a pleasure to behold.\
      The guy’s great!

    • peter fels

      OK…Sorry if that was understated!
      The chance to deface gold leaf is delightful and inspiring.
      The spontaneous creative commentary is obviously
      right there on the door!

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