Morrison Hotel Gallery® is the world leader in fine art music photography representing over 125 of the most highly acclaimed music photographers -- those who made, and continue to make, an indelible mark on music culture with photographic portrayals of the industry’s most influential artists.
Morrison Hotel Gallery was founded by former record company marketing executive Peter Blachley; music retail industry professional Richard Horowitz; and legendary music photographer Henry Diltz. The concept of Morrison Hotel Gallery originated with the Diltz archive and the eponymous Morrison Hotel album cover taken by Diltz in 1969 for The Doors. With it’s flagship gallery in Soho, New York City, the gallery has always maintained a presence in Los Angeles, and is now suitably housed in the rockstar’s hotel, Sunset Marquis Hotel – this incarnation the brainchild of world-renowned author, director and photographer Timothy White. White, the gallery’s newest partner, is well known for documenting the charisma of an astounding list of Hollywood royalty.
In 2016, Morrison Hotel Gallery joined forces with Fleetwood Mac founder and rock icon Mick Fleetwood to open our newest gallery in Fleetwood’s General Store in Lahaina, Maui.
Early on in his career, Henry mastered the art of capturing the moment. What he has proved over the decades is the illusive art of capturing life. — Gerry Beckley, the band America
In the world of rock n’ roll photographers, there are none as extraordinary as Henry Diltz. A founding member of the Modern Folk Quartet, Diltz is as much at home as a musician on tour, as he is as a visual historian of the last four decades of popular music. The rapport he’s developed with his musician friends, along with his down-to-earth-grin and frequent laugh, enables him to capture the candid shots that convey a rare feeling of trust and intimacy with his subjects.
Diltz’s pictures began with a $20 second-hand Japanese camera purchased on tour with the Modern Folk Quartet. When MFQ disbanded, he embarked on his photographic career with an album cover for The Lovin’ Spoonful. Despite his lack of formal training, Diltz easily submerged himself in the world of music: the road, the gigs, the humor, the social consciousness, the psychedelia, the up and down times.
For more than 40 years, his work has graced hundreds of album covers and has been featured in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, People, Rolling Stone and Billboard. His photo of Tina Turner was the iconic image used to promote the Brooklyn Museum’s groundbreaking exhibit, Who Shot Rock and Roll in 2009, and his photo of The Doors was used as the poster for the 2010 release of the movie, When You’re Strange.
His unique artistic style has produced powerful photographic essays of Woodstock, The Monterey Pop Festival, The Doors, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Jimi Hendrix and scores of other legendary artists. Today, Diltz is still generating new and vibrant photographs that inspire the rock ’n’ roll fan in all of us.
As a gallery owner, Peter Blachley comes from the music side. His years in the visual music business of Capitol Records/EMI makes him uniquely qualified to represent all of us in the music photography community. — Mick Rock, music photographer for David Bowie, Blondie, Queen
Peter Blachley began work in the music industry in 1978 as merchandising manager of Capitol Records/EMI. He rose quickly, becoming the head of production and marketing for EMI's newly formed music video division and helped to launch EMI Music Video/ Picture Music International right at the beginning of the music video clip revolution working with MTV during it's early years and overseeing production of videos such as George Thorogood’s Bad To The Bone and Stray Cats’ Rock This Town. While there, Blachley worked with some of the best music video directors and editors which helped train his eye to the visual art of music.
It was in long-form production and television and home video licensing that eventually captured Blachley’s interest. He served as executive producer of the Grammy-nominated Bobby McFerrin: Spontaneous Inventions (for HBO) and was involved in the release of John Lennon: Live in New York City. He was commissioned by the Beatles’ Apple Ltd to re-release and license the foreign rights to the Beatles films HELP! and Magical Mystery Tour through MPI Home Video. As president, he expanded MPI’s catalog, adding David Bowie, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Queen, Frank Zappa, Nat King Cole, and others. Blachley also produced Aaron Neville’s hauntingly beautiful black and white video, Stardust, based on bassist Rob Wasserman’s Grammy-winning Duets album. Great Britain’s Strand VCI Ltd. then hired Blachley to head North American acquisitions and program development.
In 1999, he was the producer and executive producer of the DVD Under the Covers, a documentary about official Woodstock photographer Henry Diltz and Grammy award-winning art director Gary Burden. The documentary, which included in-depth interviews with Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Ray Manzarek, Jimmy Webb, Jackson Browne, CSN and others, had multiple airings on PBS between 2000 and 2003.
Rich is an absolute joy to work with. He brings so much to the table: a love of music, a real passion for fine photography, and a sense of integrity that's second to none. He also has a kick-ass record collection. — Neal Preston, music photographer for Led Zeppelin, Stevie Nicks
Richard Horowitz has more than 30 years of experience in the music industry, ranging from wholesale distribution to retail sales. In 1978, he founded Off The Record, San Diego’s largest independently owned retail record store. Off The Record was at the forefront of the Southern California music scene since its inception. After the business had grown to include three retail locations and a website solely devoted to out-of-print records, Horowitz sold the company.
Horowitz worked directly with the John Lennon Estate to represent the artwork of John Lennon for 26 years, and has produced more than 100 exhibitions. Each exhibition involved orchestrating venue selection, arranging publicity and media buys, coordinating interviews with Yoko Ono, doing radio and television interviews, conducting sales and overseeing the fulfillment of the artwork orders. Horowitz was one of only two people in North America authorized by the John Lennon Estate to produce this exhibit.
Timothy White is one of the world’s most sought-after celebrity photographers. For over thirty years he has captured the intimate and playful sides of legendary actors as well as the innocence of up and comers. He has shot photography for some of the most recognizable movie posters of our time, the covers of countless high-profile publications, and imagery for an extraordinary and expansive roster of musicians.
Named one of the most important people by American Photo, Timothy has been the recipient of many photography and film awards, including the Lucie Award for International Photographer of the Year. His photographs are exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide, and as a co-owner of Morrison Hotel Gallery, Timothy regularly curates and produces events in Los Angeles, New York and Maui.
Timothy contributes to numerous non-profit originations both as an activist for their cause and donating his time and work. Most recently he has supported amfAR, Stuart House and City Harvest. He has also shot campaigns for the Joyful Heart Foundation, Operation Smile and Recycle Across America.
Some of Timothy’s published works include: Timothy White: Portraits (Rizzoli) with foreword by Harrison Ford; Indian Larry (Merrell) with forewords by Matthew Barney, Paul Cox and Billy Lane; Hollywood Pinups (Harper Collins) with forewords by Susan Sarandon, Christian Louboration and Chris Napolitano; Match Prints: A Photography Collaboration with Legendary Rock and Roll Photographer Jim Marshall (Harper Collins) with foreword by Anthony DeCurtis.
What We Do
Morrison Hotel Gallery curates hundreds of the world’s most exceptional collections of rare and iconic music photography for international exhibition and sale. Working with the photographers themselves, the family estates, and often legendary artists in music who are also photographers, Morrison Hotel Gallery brings to light unseen archives, drawing from a vast and growing catalog of jazz, blues, and rock genres dating back to the 1940s and up to today’s contemporary artists. Hollywood and sports photographs are also included in many of the archives represented.
The International Lifestyle Brand
Morrison Hotel Gallery’s international lifestyle brand brings to light many untold stories in music through the gallery’s multitude of original photographic exhibition sales and brands Morrison Hotel Gallery Publishing® special edition books, Behind the Lens® live national stage tours and MHG Brand® luxury products. Morrison Hotel Gallery’s distinct taste-making aesthetic has been embraced worldwide with exhibitions in Sydney, Tel Aviv, London, and Stockholm and at respected auction houses and international art fairs.
As a conscientious brand, many of our activities and products include charitable giving elements with a particular focus on animal welfare, a cause also important to many of the photographers we represent. Rational Animal is a non-profit organization producing media and events to increase awareness for at-risk animals.
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Sunday: 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Monday - Wednesday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Thursday - Saturday: 10:00am - 11:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 7:00pm
Mick Fleetwood's General Store in Maui
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