Exhibition: Album Cover Art & Photography. Limited Editions. The BROWSE COLLECTION
Opening: 7.12.2018, 7 pm
Introduction to the exhibition by Albrecht Metzger (author, comedian, “Mr. Rockpalast”)
WILDE ZEITEN, Günter Zint (photographer) presents and signs his new photo book
Location: Browse Gallery, Bergmannstr. 5, courtyard, to the right, 10961 Berlin
LOOK WHO’S COME FOR TEA!
After the great success of the Berlin Hipgnosis exhibition DARING TO DREAM during the European Month of Photography Berlin 2018, Browse Gallery is sending its Hipgnosis retrospective on tour through Germany (next stops: Lüneburg opening on 19.1.2019 and Wilhelmshaven opening on 16.3.2019). In Berlin Browse Gallery continues to explore its current thematic focus with a new exhibition.
LOOK WHO’S COME FOR TEA!, curated by John Colton, presents Album Cover Art and photo portraits of musicians by a wide variety of designers and photographers from different countries and over a span of three decades from the 1960s to the 1980s.
Hipgnosis revolutionized album cover design through their innovative concepts which made commercial sleeve design into art loved by millions. May of their works became icons of pop music and popular culture with prevailing appeal. Their radical approaches and their productivity made them into the most famous album cover design studio worldwide.
Nonetheless there were and are sleeve designers before, next to and after Hipgnosis, who also created great album cover artworks and icons of pop music.
The Browse Gallery exhibition shows a selection of iconic album cover art pieces, presented in enlarged, beautiful limited edition prints signed by the artists.
Among those are for example David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust and Hunky Dory of british photodesigner, airbrush artist and painter Terry Pastor, Debbie Harry’s KooKoo of the “Alien creator” H.R. Giger, B.B. King by Robert Crumb, Queen’s A Night at the Opera by Brian May & Robert Taylor, De La Soul’s 3 Feet High and Rising by Toby Mott, Billy Idol’s White Wedding by David Storey, Tom Waits’ Swordfishtrombones by Michael A. Russ, The Verve’s Storm in Heaven by Michael Spencer Jones and many more.
Complementing these album cover art works are a number of black and white photo portraits of bands and musicians, rounding up the experience, i.e. Frank Zappa, Ray Charles and Miles Davis by Axel Benzmann, Ton Steine Scherben by Rita Kohmann, The Doors, Jimmy Hendrix, Udo Lindenberg, John Lennon and The Beatles by Günter Zint.
7. December 2018 – 11. January 2019 (closed 24.-26.12.2018, 31.12.2018, 1.1.2019)
Tue – Sun, 2 pm – 8 pm
Location: Browse Gallery, Bergmannstr. 5, Innenhof rechts, 10961 Berlin
Advents Special: Guided tours through the exhibition (in German) by Albrecht Metzger (author, comedian and “Mr. Rockpalast”)
Sundays: 9.12., 16.12., 23.12.2018, 12 o’clock – 1 pm
Location: Browse Gallery, Bergmannstr. 5, courtyard to the right, 10961 Berlin
Tickets: 10€/7€ erm.
Register for the tour on the contact page of this website