Thursday, September 15, 2011

Morrison Hotel - 10th Anniversary Celebration & Benefit Concert

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September 12, 2011, New York, NY - The Morrison Hotel Gallery is very excited to celebrate 10 years as the leading fine art music photography gallery with a special benefit concert and party at The Cutting Room in New York City on Thursday, October 13th at 7 PM. The event is sponsored by American Photo Magazine and will include special performances from the remarkable Julian Lennon, The Modern Folk Quartet (Henry Diltz, Jerry Yester, Cyrus Faryar & Chip Douglas), and Tangiers Blues Band (Danny Clinch, King, Chris Scianni, Dave Sellar, Pete Levin, Jon Graboff & Dave Borla).

With locations in Soho and the former CBGB's Gallery on Bowery, The Morrison Hotel Gallery, named after co-owner Henry Diltz's famous Doors album cover shot, has become a major brand in their own "fine art music photography" trademark and is highly respected amongst peers and artists alike. Bridging the gap between fans and the larger than life musicians they idolize and love, the gallery has brought countless exhibitions and coveted photographs to music fans and collectors all over the world. Founded in 2001 by former record company executive Peter Blachley, legendary music photographer Henry Diltz, and former independent record storeowner Rich Horowitz, the gallery has become an absolute staple in New York City and in music culture abroad.

Notable exhibitions held at The Morrison Hotel Gallery include: Ken Regan Presents Bob Dylan; Curt Gunther: The Beatles 1964; Two Takes on Neil Young - The Photography of Joel Bernstein and Henry Diltz; Within a Circle of Friends: The Photography of Lynn Goldsmith; Catch the Beat: The Roots of Punk & Hip Hop - The Photography of Janette Beckman; From Darkness to a Dream: Bruce Springsteen - The Photography of Danny Clinch and Frank Stefanko; Artist in Residence with Ryan Adams; Tony Bennett: Portrait of an Artist; and Timeless: The Photography of Julian Lennon, among countless others. World-class music photographers represented by the Morrison Hotel Gallery include Neal Preston, Mick Rock, Bob Gruen, Ken Regan, and Timothy White, among others.  

Of this notable occasion, co-owner Peter Blachley says, "The 10 year odyssey that began in Henry Diltz's living room has evolved into something that has touched many people's lives thru the beautiful photographs that hang in thousands of homes and businesses throughout the world. A true testament to the power of art and music, The Morrison Hotel Gallery is proud to be part of such an important movement in photography. Some things never change and we hope they never do."

The Morrison Hotel Gallery 10th Year Anniversary Event is an open to the public and will include the following ticket options: $75/General Admission and $180/ VIP Silver Circle Seating. Discounts are available for groups of six or more in the VIP section. Tickets can be purchased online at or at both gallery locations. For sponsorship and advertising opportunities, please contact Susan Brandt at or (212) 965-5102.

A percentage of proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Rational Animal (, a NYC-based non-profit organization creating media and special events to increase awareness about at-risk animals, and The White Feather Foundation (, embracing environmental and humanitarian issues in conjunction with partners from around the world to help raise funds for the betterment of all life and to honor those who have truly made a difference.

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