ilon Art Gallery is pleased to invite you to celebrate the exhibition by David Burnett in partnership with Intaglio Blockchain titled "Bob Marley: Soul Rebel" on view from Friday, 29 March through Saturday, 25 May 2019. An opening reception will which will take place this Friday, 29 March 2019 from 6pm-8:30pm at iLon Art Gallery located at 204 West 123rd Street in Harlem, New York City. RSVP email@example.com
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Legendary photojournalist David Burnett, in the mid 70’s, turned his camera to a young musician named Bob Marley. Bob Marley had started an industry revolution and was bringing attention to his Jamaican homeland and the Rastafarian culture. This was a phenomenon that has had a profound influence on music since.
“Our assignment was about reggae, and Bob Marley was the man,” writes David Burnett. “I was on assignment for Time Magazine to go to Jamaica and visually capture the roots of reggae". Burnett rejoined Marley in 1977, this trip with Rolling Stone Magazine, to photograph Bob Marley and Wailers for the Exodus tour thru Europe. Capturing the legend at an exceptional moment in time, Burnett’s work intersects with both the zenith of Marley’s career and the traumatic upheaval of Bob Marley's flight from Jamaica after an attempt on his life.
As for any reggae lover or music history buff, David Burnett offers a matchless glimpse into the Bob Marley life at home in Jamaica. David Burnetts’s photographs take us to the soul of Bob Marley, Jamaica and its people.
This exhibition is proud to be presented by Intaglio Blockchain. Intaglio's groundbreaking technology provides artists, museums, dealers collectors and auction houses with a trusted network of blockchains to record authenticity and provenance. Blockchain technology increases trust by its immutable, date and time stamped ledger-type technology, where records are public and information is transparent. All information placed on the Intaglio blockchain is recorded by a verified, certified entity. Blockchain technology can do what no other technology has been able to do for art and photography: provide immutable, trustworthy provenance. Objects are enriched with links to historic, cultural and academic information by sourcing data from the Getty Museum and the Library of Congress.
All 35 works presented by David Burnett in Bob Marley: Soul Rebel are recorded on an Intaglio Blockchain. Join us Friday at the opening celebration for a the inaugural demonstration of this incredible technology. For more visit intaglioblockchain.com.
David Burnett is a legendary photojournalist, known for his work covering world leaders, international conflicts, and Olympic medalists. Traveling to more than seventy-five countries, Burnett has produced photographic essays for Time, Life, Fortune, The New Yorker, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, and many others. His awards include Magazine Photographer of the Year from the Pictures of the Year Competition, the World Press Photo of the Year, and the Robert Capa Award from the Overseas Press Club, to name but a few. David launched his photographic career as an intern at Time magazine in 1967. From 1970 to 1972, he covered the Vietnam War as a staff photographer for Life magazine. In 1975, he co-founded Contact Press Images in New York.
ilon Art Gallery is a boutique fine art and photography gallery located in the heart of Harlem. In a historic brownstone, the gallery is an inviting venue to view art and gather. The gallery provides unique access to a vast amount of photographers and artists throughout the world. Although the gallery has days it is open to the public please, check the website www.ilonartgallery.com or Instagram @ilonartgallery, it is by appointment. Please email Loni at email@example.com.
Loni Efron, gallery director, curator, archivist and software designer founded the gallery in 2014 out of a love of photography. Over two decades earlier, Loni founded ilon and Company, one of the first archival firms in the country working, with the industries top artists. Starting with two clients, Annie Leibovitz and David LaChappelle, she began her archiving empire. Archiving and monetizing the collections are the main objects however creating an optimal, post production workflow using the latest technologies is essential to the solution. Loni designed the iDatabase family- iArchive, iGallery, iCollection, iMange, iInventory; custom archive solutions that double as tools for the entire office management solution and part of her custom toolbox.
David Burnett is a photojournalist with more than 5 decades of work covering the news, the people, and visual tempo of our age. He is co-founder of Contact Press Images, the New York based photojournalism agency, now entering its 42nd year. In a recent issue of American Photo magazine Burnett was named one of the "100 Most Important People in Photography." (That made his mom very happy.) In the spring of 2018, David was awarded the Sprague Award for Lifetime Achievement from the National Press Photographers Association, though he claims he is trying to figure out what his subsequent 'lifetime' work will be. Here on this site are images of history unfolding: war, sport, politics, the famous, the infamous, and the Unfamous. Work is constantly being added, so come back and see one person's view of what our world of the past 40+ years looks like. In a world gone mad over digital photography, his kit includes a 70 year old Speed Graphic press camera, and a plastic $30 HOLGA. Each has a place along side his digital cameras, each camera a tool to find the right look for the right moment. The May/June 2010 issue of American Photo did a 10 page story on David, and his unique talent for staying ahead of the times. In July, 2011, David worked with Photographers for Hope to create a workshop for homeless news vendors in Glasgow, Scotland. Their work (see here) is a really wonderful show of what photography can do, when there is motivation. In late 2015 Photographers For Hope came to Newburgh NY shooting for a week and doing a 100 print show at the Ann St. Gallery. A book of those images -- "Newburgh Rising" -- was published -- in 2017.
Soul Rebel: An Intimate Portrait of Bob Marley is a collection of more than 200 images of Marley in the public eye, performing, back stage, and at home, documented by Burnett in his intimate, trademark style. $70
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