6099 Stirling Road Suite 107
Davie, FL 33314
(954) 533-3974

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John Lennon Remembered: A Special Homage

Featured is the ten picture Folio Edition of the original 16" x 20Ē black and white photos of John Lennon and Yoko Ono taken by artist/photographer Allan Tannenbaum in November 1980. Also on view are color glicee prints inspired by the original black and white photographs. A unique seven-minute video of the artist, Allan Tannenbaum, discussing his photography session will be played. New Jersey Network produced the video in 1988. The video and photographs offer a last in depth look at this famous couple.

John Lennon Beret
 © Allen Tannenbaum

 

 
John with Radio

 © Allen Tannenbaum


Where: Art & Frame and The Williams Gallery

Dates:  Saturday November 20 through Wednesday December 8, 2010  

Opening November 25, 2:00 - 5:00 PM (free to the public)

Location:
6099  Stirling Rd Suite 107
Davie, FL 33314

(Triangle Professional Building)

Phone: (954) 533-3974
Email: fineartandframes@earthlink.net

Gallery Hours:
Mon. -  Sat.  10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


John and Yoko, Central Park II
 © Allen Tannenbaum


John and Yoko, Kiminos by Bed
 © Allen Tannenbaum


About these photos and the artist: An amazing set of circumstances led to Tannenbaumís photo sessions with the Lennons and later, to the first showing of the photographs at the Williams Gallery of Princeton, NJ. 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. The result was the beginning of several photo sessions Ė in Central Park, outside The Dakota, and finally (the more intimate pictures) in a stark white film studio.

The museum quality photos, taken in late November, were a tremendous success with John and Yoko. On December 8, Allan was in his studio developing the prints to be delivered to the Lennons when he learned that John had been tragically shot outside the Dakota. In an agreement between Yoko and Allan, it was mutually agreed that the photos not be made public at that time. This was in respect both to John and to their young son Sean. It wasnít until 1987 that the portfolio of photographs was first shown.

A happy accident of geography led Tannenbaum to the Williams Gallery in Princeton, NJ. Because of its proximity to major cities and the abundance of universities, the Princeton area appears to be a magnet for artist and entertainers alike. A special creative connection was made between gallery owner Mary Lou Bock and Allan Tannenbaum when then they first met in 1987. Tannenbaum was interested in a way to share his exclusive photos of John and Yoko with the public. He wanted to be certain that such a project would be handled in a sensitive, tasteful manner. Mary Lou and Allan agreed on the interest in presenting his photography as meeting the highest standard of fine art. They were able to work together right from the start.

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 1960ís. 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 Sigma 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 isnít really about me, itís about whatís happening in front of my lens."

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