1977 Prince Photos by Robert Whitman at Mr Musichead in Hollywood

Posted by The G on February 27, 2014 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photos of Robert Whitman’s photos by G.

Prince by Robert Whitman

Prince by Robert Whitman

Los Angeles!  If you are a fan of Prince, you must head over to Mr Musichead in Hollywood to check out a photo exhibit of the singer (circa 1977) by Robert Whitman.  A year before Prince’s debut album “For You” was released, photographer Robert Whitman conducted a series of photo shoots with the soon to be iconic singer in Minnesota for inclusion in Prince’s press kit as he searched for a record deal.  Only 15 press kits were ever assembled and they are one of the most sought after items amongst fans.

Partial gallery view

Partial gallery view

The photographs in this collection are stunning as it’s nearly unfathomable to imagine a time where Prince was merely a 19 year old unknown singer with some songs and a dream.

Close-up of a proof sheet of Prince by Robert Whitman

Close-up of a proof sheet of Prince by Robert Whitman

Prince by Robert Whitman

Prince by Robert Whitman

Many of the photos from these shoots have never been seen before, so you will not want to miss your chance to see these iconic photographs in person.

Prince by Robert Whitman

Prince by Robert Whitman

Mr Musichead is located at 7511 West Sunset Blvd.

Prince by Robert Whitman

Prince by Robert Whitman

Prince by Robert Whitman will be on display through March 7, 2014.

Teena Marie Mural in Venice Beach

Posted by The G on March 22, 2013 under Street Art | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.

Teena Marie Mural in Venice

Teena Marie Mural in Venice

Spotted this really cool mural of Teena Marie in Venice, California the other day.  RIP Lady Tee!

Teena Marie Mural in Venice

Teena Marie Mural in Venice

Los Angeles – Save the Date: “Adrift” by Joshua Petker

Posted by The G on June 1, 2012 under Artsy Fartsy | Be the First to Comment

Photo courtesy of LeBasse Projects.

Adrift by Joshua Petker

"Adrift" by Joshua Petker. Showing at LeBasse Projects in Los Angeles from June 9 - July 7, 2012

Los Angeles.

You are not going to want to miss “Adrift” by Joshua Petker at LeBasse Projects.  For Joshua’s first solo exhibit at LeBasse Projects, he is presenting a series of conceptual works.

You’ll recognize the vivid colors that are distinctive in Joshua’s works, but for “Adrift,” Petker will display nautical themed paintings as well as a companion series of portraits.

I will be at the opening night reception which will take place on June 9, 2012 from 6 – 9 PM, so please say hello if you see me.

LeBasse Projects is located at 6023 Washington Blvd. in Culver City, CA.

“Adrift” by Joshua Petker will run from June 9 – July 7, 2012.

“California Song” by Hedi Slimane at MOCA

Posted by The G on December 8, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy | Be the First to Comment

Photos of Hedi Slimane’s photos by G.

“California Song” by Hedi Slimane. Now showing at MOCA in Los Angeles through January 22, 2012

Los Angeles!  Make sure you check out “California Song” by Hedi Slimane at MOCA.  The exhibit focuses on the period where Slimane spent in California, photographing architecture and rock stars.  Featured prominently in the exhibit is Christopher Owens from the band Girls, whose album “Father, Son, Holy Ghost” was one of my favorite albums of 2011.  On the ground floor are black and white photos laid out in a similar manner as you see above and on the top floor, Slimane’s photos are projected onto 3 sides of a cube that change every few seconds.  It looks really cool in person!

 
Christopher Owens (left)

MOCA is located at 8687 Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood.  “California Song” by Hedi Slimane runs until January 22, 2011.  Don’t miss it!

RIP Sunset 5 Laemelle Theatre

Posted by The G on November 30, 2011 under The G Spot | Be the First to Comment

Photo by G.

The Sunset 5 Laemelle Theatre on Sunset and Crescent Heights in Los Angeles

The end of an era!  The Sunset 5 Laemelle Theatre on Sunset and Crescent Heights in Los Angeles has closed its doors as of 11/29/11.  It was a lucky coincidence that I happened to go to the movies there on its final day (to see the new Almodovar movie).  I have seen so many films at the Sunset 5, I’ll really miss the theatre.  It will become a Sundance Theatre in the not so distant future.  RIP Sunset 5.  Thanks for the memories.

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