Mick Rock: The Zippo Rehearsal Rooms
11th- 18th November 2010
‘Whats brown and sits on the stage? Show Business’.
Mick Rock: Rock Music’ in association with Zippo @ Idea Generation Gallery
Mick Rock shoots live performance on Thursday 11th November 12pm onwards
Zippo has always had a long standing affiliation with music and by partnering with‘Rock:Music’ Zippo showcases its rich heritage in music – essential is the bespoke Zippo Rehearsal Rooms @ The (MEN) Gallery. The Zippo Rehearsal Rooms will showcase emerging banhttp://neugalleries.com/wp-admin/post-new.phpds giving them the opportunity to raise their profile by rehearsing for free and being documented for their future failure/success. Live feeds will be streamed from rehearsals with highlights available as podcasts and downloads.
Rock launched his career in 1972 with his portrait of an unknown David Bowie and spent the next four decades capturing the most fascinating characters in rock music, he is celebrated as ‘The Man Who Shot the 70s’, with his images defining Rock’n’Roll. This outstanding exhibition coincides with the publication of Rock’s new book‘Exposed:The Faces of Rock’n’Roll’ which includes previously unseen and unpublished ihttp://neugalleries.com/wp-admin/post-new.phpmages as well as rare portraits.
Mick Rock’s images are gritty and sexy which capture extreme performances from defiant artists, his portraits encapsulate the dawning of an era with the knack of then recreating the zeitgeist for succeeding decades; through his work with the underground musicians of the 80s, 90s and into the new millennium.
This retrospective exhibition @ Idea Generation is a journey through an exceptional career as well as musical history. He lived the life as well as documenteing it, always in the right place at the right time, Rock’s Terrible Trio photograph, the “party snap” as he calls it, captured David Bowie, Iggy Pop, and Lou Reed, and set him on the road to success. He became Bowie’s official photographer on tour and with access that no other photographer had at the time was able to document the creation of Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust persona – “I got the pictures. Thank God I got them! There could have been other photographers, but there weren’t any!” – Mick Rock referring to capturing the first images of David Bowie.