BERT STERN, DAVID GAHR, PHIL STERN


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Jazz Blues: The American Music

The black and white photographs in this exhbition provide insight into the life and mind of the artists, giving a glimpse of the transcendent joy, pleasure, sadness, and fatigue and camaraderie of the life of the musician.

On the weekend of July 4, 1958, Vogue photographer Bert Stern filmed the Newport Jazz Festival. The result was a ground breaking documentary featuring performances by Louis Armstrong, Gerry Mulligan, Dinah Washington among many others. Bert Stern's photographs were shot during the joyous spirit of that rare moment in time.

David Gahr has been photographing the music scene since 1959. His work has appeared in major publications including Time, Life, People, and Rolling Stones magazines and has produced numerous books. His work captures the dedication and character of the artists he has photographed, including, B.B. King, Mississippi John Hurt, Big Momma Thornton, and Muddy Waters.

Working as the Hollywood correspondent for Life magazine, Phil Stern began photographing musicians in the 40's. His easy rapport with the artists is evident in his photographs of the Art Tatem, Ella Fitzgerald, and Billie Holiday.
Bert Stern Marlon Brando, New York, 19611
Bert Stern Marilyn Monroe from The Last Sitting, 1962 (Crucifix III)2
Bert Stern
Marilyn Monroe from The Last Sitting, 1962(The shawl with a red cross)3
Bert Stern Marilyn Monroe from The Last Sitting, 1962 (Marilyn in a black dress)4
 Bert Stern Marilyn Monroe from The Last Sitting, 1962 (Marilyn in black dress)5
Bert Stern Marilyn Monroe from The Last Sitting, 1962 (Black Dress, VOGUE)6
Bert Stern Marilyn Monroe from The Last Sitting, 1962 (Marilyn with yellow roses, winking)7
Bert Stern Marilyn Monroe from The Last Sitting, 1962 (Pink roses)8
Bert Stern Marilyn Monroe from The Last Sitting, 1962 (Blue roses)9