16 July 2012

Photographs by Mick Rock now available on Artspace

Mick Rock

Photographs by Mick Rock now available on Artspace

Tomorrow at 11am ET, will begin selling works by legendary rock and roll photographer Mick Rock. The photos, which can be seen here:, feature David Bowie, Lou Reed, Syd Barrett, Mick Jagger, Debbie Harry and more., the leading online marketplace for contemporary art, is pleased to announce the release of twelve works by legendary rock and roll photographer Mick Rock. Celebrated for his raw, attitudinal documents of life on stage and on the road with the biggest names in music—from David Bowie and the Sex Pistols to Snoop Dog and Daft Punk—Rock has shown his indelible images in museum exhibitions around the world.

The image of Mick Jagger (pictured above) was taken at the Rolling Stones' biggest concert in the United Kingdom for their 1975 world tour. The now legendary photograph of David Bowie, Iggy Pop, and Lou Reed (pictured above) was taken at tea time at a 1972 press conference at the Dorchester Hotel. Rock and Syd Barrett, most famous as the lead singer of Pink Floyd until 1968, were high school friends. In 1969, Barrett asked Rock to photograph the album cover for his solo album The Madcap Laughs (pictured above). Each of these three works will be available on Artspace in an edition size of 90 for $1,200 each.

Additional photographs featuring Bob Marley, Debbie Harry, The Ramones, David Bowie/Ziggy Stardust, Kate Moss, and Queen will also be available for purchase on Artspace beginning Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at 11:00am.

As part of a series known as Artspace Artist Talks, Artspace will hold a members-only event with Mick Rock on Wednesday, July 18th at Soho House in New York (29 9th Avenue btw 13th & 14th Streets) from 7:00 – 8:30. During the event, Artspace editor-in-chief Andrew M. Goldstein will talk to the legendary photographer about the stories behind his pictures, the way he gets his iconic shots, and where he's training his lens in today's music scene. RSVP required.

About the Artist – Mick Rock
Often referred to as "the Man Who Shot the Seventies," legendary rock and roll photographer Mick Rock was instrumental in creating many key rock ’n’ roll images such as album covers for Syd Barrett’s The Madcap Laughs, Lou Reed’s Transformer and Coney Island Baby, Iggy and the Stooges’ Raw Power, Queen’s Queen II and Sheer Heart Attack, the Ramones End of the Century, and Joan Jett’s I Love Rock ’n’ Roll, among many others. He was the chief photographer on the films The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and Shortbus. In addition, he produced and directed several seminal music videos for David Bowie. In recent years he has published a series of books, many based on his classic images.

Rock’s enthusiasm for his art has remained undimmed and he continues to capture the musical spirit of succeeding eras through his work with musicians of the 1980s, 1990s, and the new millennium. His recent subjects include Snoop Dogg, Maxwell, Alicia Keys, The Gossip, Lady Gaga, The Killers, The Scissor Sisters, Michael Buble, Michael Stipe, Kate Moss, The YeahYeahYeahs, The Chemical Brothers, Janelle Monae, Queens of the Stone Age, Daft Punk, Kasabian, Snow Patrol, Daniel Merriweather, Black Keys, Hall & Oates, Peter, Bjorn and John, MGMT, Alejandro Escovedo, Pete Yorn, Gavin Degraw, Peaches, Fat Joe, Rhymefest, Nas, Pharrell, Q-Tip, Jane’s Addiction, Tom Stoppard and old friends Bowie, Lou Reed, Debbie Harry, Joan Jett, Motley Crue, and Iggy Pop.


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