In Session At The Columbia Records 30th Street Studio Opens in SoHo

Morrison Hotel Gallery Presents "In Session At The
Columbia Records 30th Street Studio"

First Exhibition Featuring Fine Art Prints From Sony BMG's Photography
Archive Icon Collectibles Opens July 18 In NYC

On July 18 the Morrison Hotel Gallery's Soho Loft at 116 Prince Street, NYC will offer the first fine art photography exhibit drawn from the extensive Sony BMG archive. "In Session at the Columbia Records 30th Street Studio" will feature candid, in the studio photographs taken mostly by Columbia Records' in house photographer Don Hunstein, at its legendary 30th Street Studio in New York City. The exhibit will feature over 30 limited edition fine art silver gelatin prints many of them never before seen of singular figures such as Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Billie Holiday, Tony Bennett, Miles Davis, Muhammad Ali, and Charles Mingus among others.

In 1949, an abandoned Armenian Greek Orthodox church at 207 East 30th Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenue in Manhattan, was transformed into one of the world's greatest recording studios, where some of the most dynamic and enduring records were created. From Bob Dylan's "Highway 61 Revisited" to Leonard Bernstein's "West Side Story," from Miles Davis'"Kind Of Blue" to Glenn Gould's interpretations of Bach's "Goldberg Variations," the 30th Street Studio provided a distinctive ambiance, featuring a kaleidoscope of sublime sonic qualities unparalleled in the recording industry.

Though the building itself was demolished, "In Session" frames the momentous occasions that occurred within the 30th Street Studio walls and allows fans to hold on to them forever.

Each print to be featured in this exhibit was meticulously hand selected by the Morrison Hotel Gallery and Sony BMG's ICON Collectibles, and represents a piece of musical history. Prints by Don Hunstein are numbered and signed by the photographer, who still lives in New York. Prints will also be available for sale at www.morrisonhotelgallery.com.


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