Oct 9, 2013

Event of Note: Allan Tannenbaum photography exhibit opening in Roxbury NY, Saturday, October 12th

John Lennon & Yoko On by Allan Tannenbaum
 The Orphic Gallery in Roxbury, NY is pleased to announce the opening on Saturday, October 12th, 2013 of a new exhibit EXCEPT THE DOLLS featuring the work of Allan Tannenbaum.

Allan Tannenbaum is a photojournalist from New York City who has documented the cultural life of the city independently and as Chief Photographer & Photo Editor of the Soho Weekly News and Staff Photographer for Sygma Photo News. Allan’s music photography from the 70s provides a culture window into the legendary downtown music scene and captures performances of the major touring acts of this time. His intimate photos of John Lennon and Yoko Ono taken 10 days before his murder in December 1980 remain some of the most poignant and iconic photos of this era.

Bob Marley by Allan Tannenbaum
EXCEPT THE DOLLS surveys Allan’s music photography from the New York City music world of the 1970s both onstage and behind the scenes. His extensive portfolio documents the future legends of the downtown music world from Alex Chilton to Wayne County - Blondie, Jim Carroll, Lou Reed, Richard Hell, The Ramones, The Talking Heads, The Plasmatics - and major touring acts including Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin, The Clash, Iggy Pop, Bob Marley - virtually all notable performers from this heady time with the exception of The New York Dolls.

Patti Smith by Allan Tannenbaum
EXCEPT THE DOLLS will open with an artists’ reception on Saturday, October 12, 2013, from 5-7 pm. The Orphic Gallery is located at the Roxbury Corner Store at 53525 State Highway 30, Roxbury, NY, at the corner of Main and Bridge Streets. The exhibit will continue through November 17th and be open to the public during the gallery’s normal business hours, Wednesday through Sunday, 12-5 pm.

The Orphic Gallery opened the summer of 2012 in the artistic enclave of Roxbury, NY. The gallery will exclusively exhibit art related to music including photographs, concert posters, musical instruments, portraits of musicians, souvenirs of musical events, specimens of musical technology, etc. All work exhibited at the gallery will have a definite connection to the world of music, and it will feature exhibits based on both local music history, and musical traditions from around the USA and abroad.

All Photographs ©Allan Tannenbaum/Soho Blues 2013

The Clash by Allan Tannenbaum

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