Friday, February 03, 2006

Lou Reed: The Original Snapper

Longtime New Yorker Lou Reed's photography is the subject of simultaneous exhibitions at two local New York City galleries. Both the Steven Kasher Gallery and Hermes, the upscale French purveyor of leather handbags, will display more than 50 photographs taken by the iconoclast rocker.

The collection comprises Reed's "personal eulogy to the city that has been the fulcrum of [his] creative world for decades." Influenced by his friend Andy Warhol, Reed's exhibition primarily features different views of the New York City landscape, many taken in the wee hours of the morning. "I don't sleep very much," Reed told New York magazine. The month long exhibitions accompany the release of Reed's book of photography succinctly entitled Lou Reed's New York and will close on February 25th.

The Kasher Gallery is located at 521 West 23rd Street and Hermes is located at 691 Madison Avenue.

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Grace Potter Rocking The Gear circa 2006!