For those of us who weren’t lucky enough to catch Bob Dylan or Led Zeppelin perform live, there’s now a chance to catch a moment during their performance within Rockarchive’s popup store in London. Well, in a sense. Following the success of the popup, they have decided to extend the London event until June 3rd.
Owned by renowned music photographer, Jill Furmanovsky, the West End popup offers rock fans a chance to view and purchase some of the most celebrated rock music photography of all time, even if you think you don’t have the pennies there are also weekly competitions to win a print.
The shop features original and limited edition prints of musical legends including Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd plus a host of contemporary artists such as Florence and the Machine and Amy Winehouse, and many unseen images that are exclusive only to Rockarchive.
Established in 1998, Furmanovsky had a view to make her own work, and that of other photographers and visual artists, more accessible to fans and collectors. Although Rockarchive’s original Angel Islington gallery is currently being refurbished, but due to re-open in summer 2013, eager fans still have a few months to browse in the gallery’s popup.
Adorning the walls of 46 Monmouth Street near Seven Dials, Covent Garden, are works of Storm Thorgerson, as well as Don Hunstein, Mick Rock and Jill herself. If you can’t make it into London on time for a browse, there’s also a chance to view prints on Rockarchive’s online site www.rockarchive.com.
Words by Jojo Khor