Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) February 2, 2006
The Rock Art Show, a division of Right Brain Revenue, Inc. announced today that it is publishing three very exclusive limited edition giclées of Jimi Hendrix at the Fillmore 1968, Grace Slick from the Jefferson Airplane in 1968 and Johnny Cash backstage in December 1967. Each 16” x 20” giclée is limited to 350 numbered copies and individually signed by legendary rock photographer, Baron Wolman, Rolling Stone Magazine’s first chief photographer. Wolman has never released any of his photographs as giclées until this time. These special editions will only be available through the traveling Rock Art Shows or by contacting the Rock Art Show at scott @ rockartshow.com or by calling (610) 389-1807. They will never be available anywhere else at any time. A giclée (pronounced gee-clay) is a state-of-the-art digital process whereby the original negative is scanned and printed using a special laser printer. It is the most accurate reproduction of the photograph. The dots of ink generated by the laser printer are approximately the size of a red blood cell.
Baron Wolman "saw" the music. As a member of the original staff of Rolling Stone Magazine, Wolman’s photos appeared regularly in the magazine for nearly three years including issue number one in October 1967. His photos helped define rock and roll photography. He was one of the official photographers at Woodstock. Wolman has also published several books of his photographs including “Classic Rock and other Rollers” “Woodstock 1969” and “Classic Rock – Gallery Favorites.”
The Jimi Hendrix black & white giclée is one of Baron's most famous photographs. The iconic image has appeared on the covers of two of his books of photographs as well as the covers of various music magazines. Wolman comments, "That shot of Jimi is one of my all-time favorites. It was taken in February 1968, during Jimi's first San Francisco concert-hall appearances. He played two shows at the Fillmore West, two more at Winterland. I was on-stage the night I made this photo and was so into shooting Hendrix that it almost felt as if I were in the band, playing my camera as he was playing his guitar."
The color Grace Slick picture was taken in 1968, inside Design Research, an upscale furniture and accessory store which used to be located in San Francisco's Ghirardelli Square. At the time, Grace was openly disrespectful of many accepted traditions and would wear her Girl Scout uniform to subtly poke fun at what she felt were pointlessly strict Girl Scout -- and society -- rules. At one moment during the photo session, I caught her looking into a mirror, making faces and reciting the "Scout's Honor." Grace, who these days is an accomplished painter, used this photo as inspiration for her signature self-portrait and the logo image on her website.
The moody black & white Johnny Cash photograph was taken backstage in the dressing room of the Circle Star Theatre (subsequently demolished) in Redwood City, California, in December 1967. Wolman recalled that Cash seemed strangely troubled before the show and he speculated whether Johnny would even go onstage. Fortunately, Wolman's worries were unfounded. A few moments later, Cash was in the spotlight, microphone in hand, and that evening, for a wildly enthusiastic audience he and his wife June gave another outstanding performance.
The Rock Art Show is the world’s largest touring rock and roll art show featuring over 200 works of art work created by rock stars, famous photographers, hand written song lyrics, album art, rock and roll animation cels, concert posters and more. The show travels to over 35 cities per year and is presented by top local radio stations in each market. All art shows are free to the public and everything is available to purchase. To learn more about the Rock Art Show, log on to http://www.rockartshow.com or http://www.rockartshow.com/zip/baronwolman_ltd.html
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