Heckscher Museum Rocks Long Island!

by Chris Murray on November 12, 2010

The Heckscher Museum’s current exhibition Rock On! Masterworks of Music Photography opened October 2nd in Huntington, Long Island. The show features work from 25 photographers exhibited at Govinda Gallery. Among the photographers featured is Gered Mankowitz and his classic black and white portrait of Keith Richards from 1965. The Heckscher has highlighted that image on the exhibition invitation as well as the exhibition poster.

The Poster for The Heckscher Museum’s Rock On! Masterworks of Rock Photography Exhibition organized in conjunction with Govinda Gallery.

Speaking of Gered and Keith Richards, another image of Gered’s, Keith working on Aftermath is published in Keith’s just released and much acclaimed autobiography Life.

The Cover of Keith Richard’s autobiography Life. RCA Studios, Sunset and Ivar, Hollywood, 1965, working on Aftermath. Copyright © Gered Mankowitz. All Rights Reserved.

Mankowitz’s own book The Experience: Jimi Hendrix at Mason’s Yard has also just been published and features his extraordinary collection of photos of The Jimi Hendrix Experience taken in 1967 at Gered’s studio in London. Gered’s new book features a forward by Rolling Stone’s Bill Wyman. The Heckscher exhibition is showing Gered’s classic portrait of Jimi Hendrix as well.

The cover of Gered Mankowitz’s book The Experience: Jimi Hendrix at Mason’s Yard

The entrance to The Heckscher Museum’s Rock On! exhibit Copyright © Meghan Griffith. All Rights Reserved.

The installation of Rock On! Copyright © Meghan Griffith. All Rights Reserved.

Copyright © Meghan Griffith. All Rights Reserved.

Copyright © Meghan Griffith. All Rights Reserved.

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