Who Shot Rock and Roll Photo Exhibit
VIP Opening Night Draws Photographers, Musicians, Actors Tim Robbins, Debbie Allen, Fran Drescher, Richard Lewis and More
Updated yet again Oct. 3, 2012: Because of this exhibit’s popularity, hours have been extended for the last weekend of the show, including until midnight Fri., Oct. 19 and Sat., Oct. 20. Call the Annenberg Space for Photography tel: 213.403.3000 for full details on the new hours.
Updated Sept. 12, 2012: Since this article was originally written, this exhibition has been extended two weeks, and now runs through Sunday, Oct. 21.
Photographers, musicians, actors and other VIPs gathered at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Century City for the Opening Of “Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History, 1955-Present.” The gala Opening Night included – aside from the comprehensive photo exhibition – a live performance by Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart.
The exhibition documents rock legends such as Mick Jagger, Tina Turner, Bruce Springsteen, Kiss, guitarist Jimmy Page of “Led Zeppelin,” Jack White of “The White Stripes” and more, along with today’s music stars, such as Florence Welsh, LL Cool J, Noel Gallagher, Henry Rollins, Radiohead and others.
As chairman, president and chief executive of the Annenberg Foundation, Wallis Annenberg welcomed guests to the June 20 event, among them, Tim Robbins of “The Shawshank Redemption,” Debbie Allen of “Fame,” Marg Helgenberger of “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” Diane Lane of “The Perfect Storm,” Dennis Haysbert of “24,” Mena Suvari of “American Beauty,” Scott Caan of “Hawaii Five-O,” Fran Drescher of “The Nanny,” Garrett Morris of “2 Broke Girls,” Tara Buck of “True Blood,” comedian Richard Lewis and MOCA director Jeffrey Deitch.
From the music world came Gail Zappa, Dweezil Zappa, Moon Zappa and Diva Zappa, Jerry Casale of Devo, Linda Ramone, Frank Infante of Blondie, and veteran musicians James Stevenson, Clem Burke, Gary Twinn and Glen Matlock of the International Swingers.
Among photographers included in the show are Amy Arbus, Diane Arbus, Roberta Bayley, Ed Caraeff, Danny Clinch, Anton Corbijn, Godlis, Jean-Paul Goude, Dennis Hopper, Richard Kern, David LaChapelle, Michael Lavine, Annie Leibovitz, Gered Mankowitz, Jim Marshall, Linda McCartney, Ryan McGinley, Marcia Resnick, Pennie Smith, Storm Thorgerson, Albert Watson, Ed Caraeff, Ed Colver, Henry Diltz, Jill Furmanovsky, Lynn Goldsmith, Bob Gruen, Lisa Law, Laura Levine, Norman Seeff, Bob Seidemann, Mark Seliger, and Guy Webster.
The exhibition continues through Oct. 21 with accompanying lectures and free outdoor performances. Moby will appear July 14.
For further information, call (213) 403-3000 or click here.
Top photo: From left: Dennis Haysbert of “24,” photographer Lynn Goldsmith, Tim Robbins of “The Shawshank Redemption,” Annenberg Foundation chair Wallis Annenberg and photographer Bob Gruen at Who Shot Rock and Roll VIP Opening at Annenberg Space for Photography (credit: Lester Cohen/ WireImage)
Second photo: Photographer Guy Webster, left, and comedian Richard Lewis in front of a Webster photo at Who Shot Rock and Roll VIP Opening at Annenberg Space for Photography (credit: Unique Nicole)
Third photo: Debbie Allen at Who Shot Rock and Roll VIP Opening at Annenberg Space for Photography (credit: Unique Nicole)
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Published June 30, 2012; updated Sept. 12 & Oct. 3, 2012 to reflect exhibition extensions – Society News LA