Friday, September 26, 2014

Stevie Nicks Brings 24 Karat Gold Polaroid Self-Portrait Exhibit to Hollywood

Rock Legend Stevie Nicks Strikes Gold in Polaroid Self-Portraits
By Sarah Kobos
ABC News

Take a sneak peek at never-before-seen self-portraits from Stevie Nicks' personal Polaroid collection, which will be coming to the Morrison Hotel Gallery in New York City and West Hollywood.

October 10th - 11th: The exhibit opens at 201 Mulburry St.. (11am - 7 pm)
October 12th - 31st: The exhibit can be viewed at Morrison Hotel Gallery Loft at 116 Prince St. Mon-Sat: 11-7pm; Sunday: 12-6pm

The exhibition is also open to the public beginning Oct. 10, 2014 running until October 21, 2014 at Morrison Hotel Gallery's West Hollywood location in the lobby of the Sunset Marquis Hotel located at 1200 Alta Loma Road, Los Angeles, CA Mon-Wed: 11am - 8pm; Thu-Sat: 10am - 11pm; Sun: 11am - 7pm

Visit Morrison Hotel Gallery to view more examples of what will be on display and also if you are interested in purchasing prints.

Stevie Nicks, 66, is renowned for capturing emotions through her music (including Fleetwood Mac), but she also captured it through a camera during what many call the golden age of rock. Nicks was a night owl who needed another artistic outlet and eventually began creating self-portraits. The images in Nicks' debut photography exhibition, "24 Karat Gold," were taken from 1975 to 1987.

Nicks wanted to learn how to become a photographer and because she doesn't sleep at night, she started thinking; "Who am I going to ask to stay up all night and then do a show the next night? I'm not going to get [bandmate] Christine [McVie] to be my model. She's going to say, 'Are you crazy? I'm going to the bar. Bye.' Then I thought, well, why not use a plant and I moved on from there."

Nicks used to put the Polorid camera on a tripod and attached a long shutter release cable to capture the shots. Nicks said: "I would sit with the button in my hand so that I could be completely dressed in a long white gown with red lipstick and big hair. Remember, this was the middle of the night. I was usually in the presidential suite and if the light on the plant wasn't bright enough, I'd go into the bedroom, find a huge lamp and drag it into the living room and I'd put it on the plant. Then I'd hop back in the picture and press the button. I usually had to take about 12 shots until I got it just right. Lots of times I'd run out of film and I would send people out to buy me film in the middle of the night. I was doing this forever and I didn't stop until Polaroids were almost impossible to use because they all eventually broke down and we couldn't find film anywhere."

The photography exhibition coincides with the Oct. 7, 2014, release of her new album, "24 Karat Gold - Songs From the Vault," and the upcoming tour with the fully reunited Fleetwood Mac. 


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If anybody goes to see this I'd love to know if these are the actual original polaroids or reproductions. I have some polaroids from the 80's and they are almost faded to the point of nothing. Does anybody remember the original polaroids where you had to peel off the paper front? I have some of those too from the 60's and they hold up much better.

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