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Lynn Goldsmith

Lynn’s multi award–winning work has appeared on and between the covers of Life, Newsweek, Time, Rolling Stone, Interview, People, Sports Illustrated, and many other magazines as well as ten books and hundreds of groundbreaking album covers including Patti Smith’s “Easter” and Frank Zappa’s “Sheik Yerbouti.” She has written songs with artists such as Sting, Steve Winwood, and Todd Rundgren.
In the 1970s she was a director for Joshua Television, ABC’s In Concert, and one of the first directors of the film promotion for musical artists, Grand Funk Railroad’s “We’re an American Band.” Lynn was the youngest member ever to be inducted into the Director’s Guild of America. She has won numerous awards for her videos as optic music artist Will Powers.
As a fine art photographer, her work is in numerous museums, she's shown in galleries world wide and is currently working with her photography in conjunction with mix media painting. Lynn considers her work to be about breaking limiting thought patterns. An important inspiration in her career was an image made by Judy Dater of legendary photographer Imogen Cunningham with the model Twinka. The eighty-three year old photographer was coming out from behind a tree to photograph the nude, young, beautiful girl. Lynn identified with Ms. Cunningham, hoping that she too would still be a creating art until her last breath.
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The Beatles, Miami Beach, FL 1964
© Lynn Goldsmith, 1964
This is Morrison Hotel Gallery’s second exhibition featuring the highly acclaimed work of photographer Lynn Goldsmith. This show will feature a hand picked selection from her extensive archive of photographs with a special emphasis on five of the most iconic artists in the business, Bruce Springsteen, Keith Richards, Bob Dylan, U2 and Bob Marley.

Lynn Goldsmith is an award winning portrait and fine art photographer. Her work has appeared on over 100 album covers as well as magazine covers like: Rolling Stone, Life, Newsweek, Time, People, Interview, Sports Illustrated, to name a few. Lynn Goldsmith's imagery is in numerous collections including The Smithsonian, The Polaroid Collection, The Kodak Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, The Chicago Museum of Contemporary Photography and more. Her work in the music industry began with making the first music promotion pieces for Electra records in 1970 and then moved on to being a director for ABC-TV's In Concert. She was the youngest member admitted to the Director's Guild of America. In addition to her visual work, she co-managed Grand Funk Railroad for 5 years. Her idea of "We're An American Band" and film that she made on the group moved them to chart with their first hit single. She also did the first 3D album cover with their record Shinin' on. In 1983 she released her own album under the aka Will Powers on Island Records. Lynn had a top ten hit with “Kissing With Confidence” on the British Charts. The one constant in her life has been making images and she has continued to do this, particularly with musicians as her subjects, for over 40 years.

Morrison Hotel is proud to host this amazing show and sale of Lynn Goldsmith’s museum quality work. It's one you won’t want to miss.

The Beatles were coming to Miami to the Deauville Hotel to perform live on the Ed Sullivan Show. It was February 13, 1964. I had turned sixteen two days before. My stepfather was in the hotel business and arranged for me to be in the lobby for their arrival. Little did he know I thought the Beatles were too “goodie-goodie.” I was a Rolling Stones fan. I didn’t want to disappoint him since he thought this would be momentous for me. Besides, I decided it might be worthwhile as I’d never seen the lobby carpet. We had just moved to Miami and in the tour of hotels, I was mesmerized by the wild designs in the rugs. I wanted to photograph them all. When the Beatles came through the lobby door, I remember lots of light flashes, but all I could see was their feet. There, on a wondrous carpet background, a river of light and dark swirls, were the most amazing shoes I’d ever seen. I took one shot. John Lennon said, “Don’t you want our faces?” I looked at him, smiled and shook my head “no.” He winked. I think he understood I got just what I wanted. - Lynn Goldsmith
Sizes:   Color: Black and White   Type: Archival Digital Print   Edition of: Limited Edition of 20   Signed
For more information call our galleries: SoHo, NYC 212 941-8770 and Los Angeles 310-881-6025    

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