San Francisco, CA, August 15, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Selections from acclaimed photographer Charles Gatewood's rich trove of celebrity photographs will be shown at the Robert Tat Gallery September 3 through October 31, 2009.
Charles Gatewood has been a photojournalist for most of his 45-year career. From 1966-1975, he worked on assignment for Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Harper's, Time, and other national publications. His subjects were often rock and roll artists of the day -- including Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart, Carlos Santana, Boz Scaggs, Al Green and others -- as well as literary figures such as William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg.
The exhibition also marks the release of A Complete Unknown, a limited edition, 11 x 14-inch handmade artist's book by Gatewood featuring his rare Bob Dylan photos, shot in Stockholm in 1966. Most have never been seen or published until now. The book takes its title from the lyric of Dylan’s hit single Like a Rolling Stone, and is limited to 61 signed and numbered copies. Twenty copies come with an original photograph of the iconic cover image of Dylan. The book is designed and published by Dana Dana Dana Limited Editions and copies will be available at the Gallery.
Gatewood’s striking images have been compared to those of Diane Arbus, Robert Frank, and Weegee. His fine art photographs have been published and exhibited worldwide. Gatewood has received three CAPS fellowships from the New York State Arts Council, and was awarded the Leica Medal of Excellence for his book Wall Street. He has been photographing America's emerging sexual underground for over 40 years and has published a dozen books, including Wall Street, Sidetripping, Forbidden Photographs, Primitives, The Body and Beyond, True Blood, and Badlands.
The Robert Tat Gallery is located at San Francisco’s premiere gallery building, 49 Geary Street, Suite 211 in downtown San Francisco. The gallery also maintains an extensive online presence at www.roberttat.com, with almost 900 photographs currently on view. In addition to the Gatewood exhibit from September 3 through October 31, 2009, there will be a reception and gallery talk with the artist on September 12, from 2-5pm.