“Max’s Kansas City” at Steven Kasher Gallery

Posted by The G on September 17, 2010 under Artsy Fartsy | Comments are off for this article

Photos of photos by G.

From left to right: Paul Morrissey, Andy Warhol, Janis Joplin, Tim Buckley

For those of us that were never fortunate to go to the legendary New York venue Max’s Kansas City, the next best thing is an exhibit of photos that is now showing at the Steven Kasher Gallery.  Max’s Kansas City was home to up and coming bands at the time such as the Velvet Underground, Bob Marley, Iggy Pop, Blondie and Bruce Springsteen.  It was also a hangout for the art elite such as Andy Warhol.  As you explore the gallery, you will find yourself wishing the photos on display could talk!  I’d never seen the above image of Janis Joplin and Andy Warhol (with Paul Morrissey and Tim Buckley) before and oh, to have been a fly on the wall for that conversation!  A companion book to this exhibit, Max’s Kansas City: Art, Glamour, Rock and Roll is also available and it’s extremely cool. In addition to featuring hundreds of vintage photos of now legendary rock stars, there are also recreations of fixtures from the original Max’s and some great images of party goers inside the legendary venue.  The exhibit runs until October 9, 2010 and the Steven Kasher Gallery is located at 521 West 23rd Street in New York.  Don’t miss it!

The Velvet Underground perform at Max's Kansas City.

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