ALEC BYRNE: LONDON ROCK - THE UNSEEN ARCHIVE - THE SIGNATURE EDITION WITH A SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH OF DAVID BOWIE
(BYRNE, ALEC). Byrne, Alec. Los Angeles: Uber Editions, 2017. First Edition 1/25 Deluxe. 4to. Pictorial Boards in a Pictorial Box. Music Photography Monograph. As New/No Jacket - As Issued. 254pp, profusely illustrated in b&w and color.
Photographer Alec Byrne covered the British rock and roll scene from the mid-1960s through the mid-1970s - the height of rock revolution. Legendary performers such as The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, The Who, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Bob Dylan Led Zeppelin, The Yardbirds, Bob Marley, T. Rex, The Doors, The Faces, The Hollies, and David Bowie passed through Swinging London and provided provocative fodder for the prolific young lensman. Byrne’s resulting archive of rock-and-roll photos disappeared out of sight and into storage for close to four decades before being reintroduced to the world in late 2012 with an acclaimed one-night show in Los Angeles attended by more than one thousand people. Since then, the work has been featured during the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony and acquired by London's National Portrait Gallery. Through rare live performance images, intimate portraits, and candid captures of the scene, "Alec Byrne: The Unseen Archive" – the photographer’s first feature-length book - brings the era into stunning focus, painting an evocative picture of an inimitable time and place. A brand new, pristine example of the deluxe "Signature Edition" limited to twenty-five SIGNED copies housed in the publisher's printed box accompanied by a matted 12 x 10" archival silver gelatin photograph of Jimi Hendrix with Mick Jagger SIGNED, NUMBERED, and affixed with Alec Byrne’s vintage studio stamp, as issued,
PLEASE NOTE: The silver gelatin photographic prints that accompany the limited "Signature Edition" copies of “London Rock - The Unseen Archive” are currently in production with scheduled delivery from Mr. Byrne's lab to Arcana on December 27th. We will ship all "Signature Edition" orders immediately thereafter, and do regret these almost certainly will not be available before the Holidays. Inventory Number: E000ABLR-LTD-BOWIE