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Rock ‘n Roll Lives at SUMO Gallery in TriBeCa

Rock 'n Roll Lives at SUMO Gallery in TriBeCa

Photo by: Mick Rock

If you love rock ‘n roll the way I do, you shouldn’t miss this new exhibit by British photographer Mick Rock at SUMO gallery in TriBeCa.  Titled EXPOSED, the exhibit does just that: it exposes the often haunting and legendary images taken by Rock of famous rock musicians. (Don’t you just love the fact that Rock shoots rock? BTW, Rock now resides in Staten Island.)

David Bowie

Photo by: Mick Rock

At the two-floor exhibit, which runs through October 19, you’ll see photos of Syd Barrett, David Bowie, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Queen, Blondie, Mick Jagger and other seventies icons.  These are the photos that earned Rock his place in the music photography hall of fame.  But there’s more.  On the second floor, his PhotoArt covers the years following the Rocky Horror Picture Show, Studio 54 and CBGB years with interpretations of photos of Bob Marley, Freddie Mercury and Paul McCartney as well. There are also images of current musicians including Snoop Dogg, Lady Gaga and Pharrell Williams.

Rock in Roll Mick Rock

Photo by: Mick Rock

You’ll recognize some of the photos from record covers. Others will have you reminiscing about the music scene over the years.  All in all, you’ll see why Mick Rock is called one of the most iconic photographers of our time, “the man who shot the seventies.”  All photos and art pieces are for sale.

The gallery is in the heart of TriBeCa, open 11am-7pm, Tuesday through Sunday. (Subway stops: 1 train to Franklin Street; A or C trains to Canal Street)

SUMO, 37 Walker Street, New York, 917-450-5634,

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