Iconic Images of Rock in the 80s
The Decade That Rocked
Photos by Mark Weiss
Exhibiting Now at GalleryBar 120 Orchard Street NYC
“Rock of Ages” open in theatres this weekend JUNE 15th and Rock Paper Photo is hosting an exhibit in its’ honor to showcase “an exhibit by renowned lensman Mark Weiss, entitled “The Decade That Rocked The Ages - Through the Eyes of Mark 'Weissguy' Weiss,” June 13-20 at the GalleryBar in New York City.”
DEE SNIDER - TWISTED SISTER
Turning down a VIP invite to the opening of the exhibit last night nearly killed us... Lesson learned: Never leave New York City.
“The Decade That Rocked The Ages - Through the Eyes of Mark 'Weissguy' Weiss,” curated by Def Leppard’s lead guitarist Phil Collen, rocked the GalleryBar in New York City last night.
This collection of pop culture photography is jaw-dropping. The photos have never been seen before, they are iconic images.
These rock star moments, captured by Mark Weiss, will transport you back to the 80s when the real boy bands were rocking hard heavy metal and women knew how to go hard core.
Rock Paper Photo provided of sneak peak of this exhibit to Life of a Rock Star so we can share it with you, our readers.
Get out your Aquanet because the 80s are calling and you better get your hair back up!
ABOUT THE EXHIBIT:
“The series, curated by Def Leppard’s lead guitarist Phil Collen, will reveal a chain of never-before-seen snapshots, photographed in the courtroom at the 1985 Parents’ Music Resource Center (PMRC) senate hearings by Weiss, who was one of the only behind-the-scenes photographers present during the trial. It is because of this historic verdict that warning labels now adorn albums that include explicit lyrics; this is also the inspiration for the rock musical and motion picture, “Rock of Ages.”
Collen is the latest individual, hand-selected by Rock Paper Photo to serve as an esteemed guest curator; he joins the ranks of Kelly Osbourne, Guy Oseary, John Varvatos, Danny Masterson and journalist Rachel Felder.”
Collen will unveil the exhibit, which features images of musical icons targeted by the PMRC, including his own band mates, Twisted Sister, Bon Jovi, Lita Ford, Journey, Whitesnake and Joan Jett, as well as the vibrant scene in Washington during the events.”
GUNS N ROSES
Catch the movie this weekend! Rock of Ages movie trailer:
Danny Masterson and Rock Paper Photo, the online gallery for fine art photography founded by Live Nation, and Madonna's manager, Guy Oseary, are presenting an iconic collection of limited edition prints at Confederacy in Los Angeles.
This rock star photo exhibit features the gallery debut of photographer Erik Voake. It also features photographic work from Richard E. Aaron, Marc Canter, Brad Elterman, Deborah Feingold, Henry Grossman, Jack Lue, Tom Murray, Ricky Powell, Chuck Pulin, Peter Simon, Lisa Tanner, Baron Wolman. See more photos and read more about the exhibit HERE