Morrison Hotel Gallery

Posted: April 10th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: art sur canapé: exhibition reviews | Tags: , , | No Comments »


The Doors, Los Angeles, 1969, by Henry Diltz

Morrison Hotel is a name we all know.
First thing which probably would come to mind is the 1970 Doors’ album with the cover photo taken at the Morrison Hotel, located at 1246 South Hope Street in Los Angeles. The band is said to have asked the owners if they could photograph the front of the hotel and they declined. Then they supposedly took the photograph when nobody was looking.

There are actually other real hotels named Morrison Hotel. One is a fancy hotel located in Dublin, Ireland and the other is in some luxurious neighborhood of Bogotá, Colombia.

The last one is an art gallery dedicated to fine art music photography.
Founded in 2001 by former record company executive and producer Peter Blachley, former independent record store owner Rich Horowitz and music photographer Henry Diltz, The Morrison Hotel Gallery has grown to become the major brand in fine art music photography with five different galleries located in the US:

SoHo NYC Gallery
124 Prince Street
New York, NY 10012
11:00 – 6:00 (Mon – Thu)
11:00 – 7:00 (Fri – Sat)
12:00 – 6:00 (Sun)

Los Angeles Gallery
(currently relocated)

La Jolla Gallery
1230 Prospect Street
La Jolla, CA 92037
11:00 – 7:00 (Sun – Thur)
11:00 – 9:00 (Fri – Sat)

Bowery NYC Gallery
313 Bowery
New York, NY 10003
12:00 – 7:00 (Sun – Wed)
12:00 – 9:00 (Thur – Sat)

Americana Manhasset
2032 Northern Blvrd
Manhasset, NY 11030
10:00 – 6:00 (Mon – Sat)
12:00 – 6:00 (Sun)

Punks, London, 1979, by Janette Beckman

David Byrne, Yucatan, 1980, by Lynn Goldsmith

Jay-Z, New York, 1999, by Danny Clinch

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