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Bob Dylan and the Sixties Show

The Taschen Gallery on Beverly Boulevard
June 29-August 21 2016

In a highly unique collaboration, Fahey/Klein, who represents Daniel Kramer’s BOB DYLAN oeuvre, has teamed up with Taschen books to present the Bob Dylan part of Taschen’s Sixties exhibition. The show was made possible in part by a grant from The Grammy Museum. Kramer’s evocative and highly nostalgic Bob Dylan photographs headline the show and promote Taschen’s new Dylan book–a $1500 Bob Dylan collector’s edition, that comes with a choice of two signed black and white prints.

© Daniel Kramer. Bob Dylan and Sally Grossman. BIABH Album Cover, Woodstock, NY, 1965

© Daniel Kramer. Bob Dylan and Sally Grossman. BIABH Album Cover, Woodstock, NY, 1965

In a clever piece of cross marketing, each section of the Sixties Show highlights a special Taschen book. The exhibition stars the two new book releases, Daniel Kramer. Bob Dylan. A Year and a Day and Castro’s Cuba, An American Journalist’s Inside Look at Cuba, 1959–1969. Riding the trending, Cuba is hot wave, Lockwood’s book is visually electrifying with rare quirky personal shots of Fidel that humanize the mythic leader.

© DANIEL KRAMER. Bob Dylan with Top Hat Pointing In Car, Philadelphia, PA, 1964

© DANIEL KRAMER. Bob Dylan with Top Hat Pointing In Car, Philadelphia, PA, 1964

Benedikt Taschen brings a wonderful nexus of art, photography, sex and glamour to his books and their release parties, too. A small nook of the gallery was devoted to Lawrence Schiller’s indelible color night time photos of Marylin Monroe swimming naked one sultry summer night–forever branding Monroe as a sweetly sensual seductive delight.

© LEE LOCKWOOD. First Sight of Castro, January 5, 1959

© LEE LOCKWOOD. First Sight of Castro, January 5, 1959

The other sections of the Sixties Show include a multi artist tribute to Muhammad Ali with photographs by Howard L. Bingham, Carl Fischer, Neil Leifer, Marvin E. Newman and Lawrence Schiller. Schiller got around back in the day. He also has an LSD photographic presentation, and shots of iconic beatniks with a wild variety of other counterculture scenes and people emblematic to the epoch that Schiller managed to photograph as well.

© LAWRENCE SCHILLER. Hollywood Acid Test, 1966

© LAWRENCE SCHILLER. Hollywood Acid Test, 1966

A small gallery wall of psychedelic-influenced poster art contextualizes the style, the music and the fashion of the sixties. Opening night had a festive happening feel that echoed the effervescent life and times of the photographs that were shot by some of the most talented photographers of the era.

© NEIL LEIFER. Ali Knocks out Liston, 1965

© NEIL LEIFER. Ali Knocks out Liston, 1965

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Phil Tarley

About Phil Tarley

Phil Tarley is a fellow of the American Film Institute, an artist member of the Los Angeles Art Association and writes about contemporary art, pop culture and photography for Fabrik Magazine. He curates at the A C Gallery in Los Angeles and founded Round Hole Square Peg, a biannual, international survey of LGBTQ photography shown at the Photo LA. Tarley is also a critical essayist for Katharine T. Carter & Associates, an art advisory service that  helps artists obtain museum exhibitions. His personal series of political and ethnographic videos is housed in the permanent collection of the New York Public Library and has screened in film festivals and museums like the American Film Institute,and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. In 2009, under his nom de porn, Phil St. John, Tarley was inducted into the Gay Porn Hall of Fame for his 20-year producing and directing career. His writing and photography have also appeared in the LA Times, the LA Weekly, The WOW Report, Adventure Journal, the Advocate, Frontiers, Adult Video News, Genre, Instinct and American Photo Magazine. His book, Going down On Cuba: Notes from An Underground Traveler,  is slated to be published later in the year by Fabrik Press.  

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