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Wetherby News - Gered Mankowitz: Hendrix at Masons Yard

Posted on 28th July 2011 by RedHouse Originals

Rare and unseen Hendrix photographs go on display at Harrogate art gallery

Source: http://www.wetherbynews.co.uk/lifestyle/local/classic-hendrix-photography-coup-for-redhouse-1-3622281
28th July 2011

ONE of Harrogate’s most cutting edge galleries is to present a major exhibition of images from the Jimi Hendrix archives.

RedHouse Originals is thrilled is honoured to feature the work of Gered Mankowitz who will also be in attendance at the exhibition opening from 4 pm-7pm tonight, Friday July 29.
Entiteld The Experience: Jimi Hendrix at Mason’s Yard, the show at RedHouse also presents the last opportunity for collectors to view this special collection in the UK before the exhibition travels to the Far East in 2012.

Gered Mankowitz had two shoots with Hendrix in his Mason’s Yard studio in central London, 1967.

At the first shoot, on the very last frame of the first roll, Mankowitz took the portrait that would become the most important photograph of his entire career and possibly the most famous studio portrait of Jimi ever taken.

Gered, whose long career has taken in great pop stars of every era, said: “It’s extraordinary to look back and realise that this portrait was the only shot I did of Jimi by himself on the first roll. I must have either felt very confident that I got it, or was stupid that I didn’t realise what had just happened. Either way, it was captured, and would go on to have a life of its own many years later.”

Gallery owners Richard McTague and Jon Kendall said: “The image ‘Jimi Classic’ is undoubtedly a classic but to focus on it is isolation is to ignore the incredibly rich seam of work that makes up Gered Mankowitz’ Jimi Hendrix archive.

“The majority of these images have only recently been unveiled and the entire gallery will be dedicated to this exclusive collection of photography and printmaking.
The first floor of the gallery will feature Mankowitz’ traditional handmade black and white silver gelatin photographs which have been the staple diet of photography collectors for many years.

The ground floor and landing area of the gallery will be distinctly untraditional, devoted to a collection of physically imposing and boldly conceived artworks created by Mankowitz from his original black and white images.

These give a contemporary twist to his classic images, in sizes up to six feet high.
RedHouse Originals are delighted to be working in association with Harrogate International Fringe Festival to bring this special exhibition to Harrogate.

RedHouse Originals is located as 15 Cheltenham Mount, Harrogate.
Opening Hours: Mon to Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 11am- 4pm

The exhibition runs from Friday, July 29 to Sunday, August 29.
More information at www.redhouseoriginals.com

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