“JOHN & YOKO: A NEW YORK LOVE STORY”
On view are photographs of John Lennon and Yoko Ono by Allan Tannenbaum, many of which are included in his new book “John & Yoko: A New York Love Story” released in October 2007 by Insight Editions with a forward by Yoko Ono
Where: Art & Frame and The Williams Gallery
Dates: Saturday, November 24 through Saturday, December 22, 2007
About the Show: John Lennon was famous for his music, but his public
relationship with wife Yoko Ono also generated a lot of press. Copies of the
book are available as well as many of the black and white and more recent
colored photos. In a recent 2007 interview, Tannenbaum says, “It was a very
obvious and an intense love that they shared. They were really quite a team”.
This you can see in the photos.
In November of 1980 Allan Tannenbaum, a world-class photographer then covering the entertainment beat for the Soho Weekly News, heard that John Lennon and Yoko Ono were giving interviews. The Lennons, who had kept themselves out of the news for five straight years, were about to re-emerge. With a new record album, "Double Fantasy" due out, the Lennons were embarking on a limited publicity campaign. Mr. Tannenbaum, a 1967 Rutgers University graduate, was among the journalists who got the nod to photograph them at the Dakota. The result was the beginning of several photo sessions – one in Central Park and another series in a Manhattan gallery that they had transformed into a stark-white film studio. Many of these works are presented in the Williams Gallery show.
About the Artist: Allan Tannenbaum, internationally recognized fine art and news photographer, has been published in Time, Newsweek, Life, People, Paris Match, Focus, and many other media and photography collections. He started photographing in the 1960’s. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University, and pursued graduate studies in filmmaking. In 1973 when the Soho News started up in New York, Allan joined their team and remained until 1982. He joined Sygma as a staff photojournalist and spent an exciting twenty years covering National and International Events.
Tannenbaum says: “Photography has always been the key to many great experiences for me, from the rich and famous to the down and out, from Manhattan to Afghanistan. But it isn’t really about me, its about what’s happening in front of my lens.”
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