Madelyn Jordon Fine Art 37 Popham Road Scarsdale, NY 10583 914-723-8738
April 28 - June 10, 2017
Opening Reception: April 28, 2017 | 6-8 pm
This exhibition features a dazzling group of photographs taken by renowned artist, Allan Tannenbaum during his tenure working in New York City at SoHo Weekly News from 1973 to 1982. As the Chief Photographer and Photo Editor of the newspaper, he was on the scene covering the Big Apple’s riotous nightlife at iconic discotheques, concerts, and bars where fashion elites, celebrities, rock musicians, artists, and hipsters convened. The gritty, decaying street scene in New York was the playground for luminaries like Debbie Harry, The Cure, Jack Nicholson, Bob Marley and Bruce Springsteen.
Many of these photographs are presented in Tannenbaum’s newly published book, Grit and Glamour: The Street Style, High Fashion, and Legendary Music of the 1970’s. A book signing and artist talk with Tannenbaum will be held during the course of the show. Each section of the book focuses on a different aspect of the decade—from nightlife, fashion, and street scene to arts and entertainment and music, accompanied by insightful commentary and revealing anecdotes.