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© 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