Grit and Glamour
Book Launch: Saturday, November 19th, 2-5pm
The Stephen Bulger Gallery is proud to present a book launch and exhibition in Gallery Two by famed artist and award-winning photojournalist Allan Tannenbaum.
This new publication provides a dazzling collection of photography which offers a tour-de-force journey into the visual glories of 1970s New York. Iconic black-and-white and color photos from this glamorous era paint an immersive picture of how the fashion gurus and stylish personalities of the decade influenced the way everyone dressed in public life. With photographs of the Stones, John Lennon, Andy Warhol, and the myriad of celebrities and scene-makers that surrounded them, Tannenbaum's lens provides an insider's look at the wild fashions, flamboyant clothes and accessories of the 70s. Each section of the book features candid shots from all aspects of the decade—from the wildly debaucherous nightlife to the striking high fashions of the catwalk and the effortlessly chic street style of everyday New Yorkers, accompanied by insightful commentary from Lenny Kaye, Nili Lotan, Michael Wilkinson, Richard Boch, and Miss Rosen.
Tannenbaum's career in photography spans more than four decades. His first work as a professional photographer was in 1973 for the Soho Weekly News, and he remained with that paper until it folded in 1982. He has worked as an international photojournalist contributing to various magazines such as Paris Match, Stern, Time, Life, and Newsweek. He is currently shooting news, portraits, and architectural photography in New York City. He is the author of three books of his photography, New York in the 70s, New York, and John and Yoko - A New York Love Story, which was published by Insight Editions. His photographs have appeared in exhibitions at art galleries and museums all over the world.