John & Yoko Laughing
Allan Tannenbaum’s stellar Except the Dolls exhibit at the Orphic Gallery has been heldover and will be up in its superb totality through Sunday, December 1st. This will be the final weekend to view this extraordinary exhibit of photos capturing the New York City music scenes of the 1970s in its full flower.
Next weekend Allan will be participating in Do Look Back the grand finale for the Orphic Gallery for the 2013 season featuring all of the exceptional artists who have exhibited at the gallery this year. But music lovers and culture vultures intrigued by New York City night life during the 70s are highly encouraged to view Allan’s are highly encouraged to see the show in its entirety this weekend – and there will be no better opportunity than tonights Zimkids benefit from 5 to 7.
Allan Tannenbaum is a photojournalist from New York City who has documented the cultural life of the city independently and as Chief Photographer & Photo Editor of the Soho Weekly News and Staff Photographer for Sygma Photo News. Allan’s music photography from the 70s provides a culture window into the legendary downtown music scene and captures performances of the major touring acts of this time. His intimate photos of John Lennon and Yoko Ono taken 10 days before his murder in December 1980 remain some of the most poignant and iconic photos of this era.
Except the Dolls surveys Allan’s music photography from the New York City music world of the 1970s both onstage and behind the scenes. His extensive portfolio documents the future legends of the downtown music world from Alex Chilton to Wayne County - Blondie, Jim Carroll, Lou Reed, Richard Hell, The Ramones, The Talking Heads, The Plasmatics - and major touring acts including Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin, The Clash, Iggy Pop, Bob Marley - virtually all notable performers from this heady time with the exception of The New York Dolls.