Friday, November 4, 2016

Allan Tannenbaum: Grit and Glamour Book Launch and Exhibition


Allan Tannenbaum
Grit and Glamour

Exhibition Dates: November 19th – December 10th
Book Launch: Saturday, November 19th, 2-5pm

The Stephen Bulger Gallery is proud to present a book launch and exhibition in Gallery Two by famed artist and award-winning photojournalist Allan Tannenbaum.

The Ramones perform at CBGB on February 22, 1977 © Allan Tannenbaum

This new publication provides a dazzling collection of photography which offers a tour-de-force journey into the visual glories of 1970s New York. Iconic black-and-white and color photos from this glamorous era paint an immersive picture of how the fashion gurus and stylish personalities of the decade influenced the way everyone dressed in public life. With photographs of the Stones, John Lennon, Andy Warhol, and the myriad of celebrities and scene-makers that surrounded them, Tannenbaum’s lens provides an insider’s look at the wild fashions, flamboyant clothes and accessories of the 70s. Each section of the book features candid shots from all aspects of the decade—from the wildly debaucherous nightlife to the striking high fashions of the catwalk and the effortlessly chic street style of everyday New Yorkers, accompanied by insightful commentary from Lenny Kaye, Nili Lotan, Michael Wilkinson, Richard Boch, and Miss Rosen.
 
David Bowie performs in an eye-catching yellow shirt and billowing
pleated trousers at a concert in 1978 © Allan Tannenbaum
Tannenbaum's career in photography spans more than four decades. His first work as a professional photographer was in 1973 for the Soho Weekly News, and he remained with that paper until it folded in 1982. He has worked as an international photojournalist contributing to various magazines such as Paris Match, Stern, Time, Life, and Newsweek. He is currently shooting news, portraits, and architectural photography in New York City. He is the author of three books of his photography, New York in the 70s, New York, and John and Yoko - A New York Love Story, which was published by Insight Editions. His photographs have appeared in exhibitions at art galleries and museums all over the world.
 
Hanging around in the second floor lounge in 1979 © Allan Tannenbaum

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