Thursday, January 28, 2010

Rock and Film

The Brooklyn Museum's Who Shot Rock and Roll exhibit ends Sunday, so if you haven't been over there to check it out, do yourself a favor and make it a weekend outing. This is an excellent show, featuring work by some well-known and many unknown photographers, covering Elvis Presley, Amy Winehouse and everyone in between. My favorites (there were many) included Elton John wearing silver pants and platform boots, doing a handstand on the piano, and a trippy shot of former Pink Floyd member Syd Barrett by photographer Mick Rock (above). Other interesting tidbits on view: an overview of the album cover art by design duo Hipgnosis (who created Led Zeppelin's Houses of the Holy and Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, among many others) and film footage of an early-80's Grace Jones performance.

We even picked up a very fun and bright Yellow Submarine (PVC-free!) shower curtain to match our retro yellow bathroom tiles. Groovy.

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