New York Celebrates Woodstock 40 years later

New York Celebrates Woodstock 40 years later with Official festival photographer Henry Diltz and Woodstock producer Michael Lang on August 13th, 2009
Book signing: 5-7PM
Exhibit and sale: 7-10PM
Morrison Hotel Gallery
313 Bowery

On August 13th at 7PM the Morrison Hotel Gallery will unveil a special exhibition of photographs, some never before seen, from Woodstock '69 in honor of the 40th anniversary of the storied festival. Official festival photographer Henry Diltz and festival producer Michael Lang will attend the event and will be on hand to sign copies of The Woodstock Experience (Genesis Publications), a limited edition double book set with text by Lang and photos by Diltz and Lang will also sign copies of his book The Road To Woodstock (HarperCollins). The exhibit will feature iconic photographs of many Woodstock performers and the large festival crowds. Photographs by Diltz, Jim Marshall, Baron Wolman and Lisa Law will be on display and up for sale.

The Morrison Hotel Gallery will also be raffling off three signed photos by Henry Diltz taken at Woodstock '69. The raffle kicks off Monday, July 8. To enter visit any of the Morrison Hotel Gallery's New York locations: 124 Prince St. in SoHo, 313 Bowery in the East Village or the Americana Manhasset in Long Island. The winner will be announced by Lang and Diltz at the opening.

About Henry Diltz
As Woodstock's official staff photographer Henry Diltz has a unique perspective on the festival. He arrived in Bethel, NY two weeks before Woodstock took place to document the festival preparations and was perched permanently on the stage during the festival itself capturing some of the most iconic images of the rock n roll era. He worked around the clock during the three-day festival occasionally catching a quick nap in a rented station wagon that he parked behind the stage. Henry claims that seeing Jimi Hendrix's performance of the Star Spangled Banner, which closed the festival early Monday morning, was one of the most profound moments of his life.

About Michael Lang
Michael Lang is a musical concert promoter, producer and artistic manager who is best known as the official producer of Woodstock Music Art Festival in 1969. Lang also produced the 25th Anniversary Woodstock 94 and the 30th Anniversary of Woodstock 99. He lives in Woodstock, NY.

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