Lost negatives of rock & roll legends arrive in Phoenix | New


PHOENIX, October 18, 2021 / PRNewswire-PRWeb / – The Men’s Arts Council at the Phoenix Art Museum presents The Lost Negatives of Rock & Roll Legends, a curated exhibition of rare photos of iconic artists of the 1960s, including Janis Joplin, Rolling Stones, The group, Kris kristofferson, James Cotton, Butterfield Blues Band, Todd Rundgren and more.

In the 60s and 70s, entrepreneur and music producer Michael friedman forged close personal relationships while working and traveling with artists. Live in new York and Woodstock, he was also an avid photographer and his favorite subjects were his artist friends and their performances.

Friedman took more than 2,000 photographs before misplacing the negatives nearly 50 years ago. Considered lost and almost forgotten, his wife Donna Vita discovered them in a box of old music business papers in their attic. Together, they restored the negatives. In addition to the upcoming fundraiser, the two are collaborating on a soon-to-be-released book.

“It’s remarkable that Michael friedman documented this important flashpoint in music history and captured its energy and personality, ”said Greg Harris, President and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Following a successful one-year exhibition at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a newly curated and expanded collection of 80 restored images, many of which are new and never seen before, will be on display, free to the public and available for purchase at benefit of the Phoenix Art Museum.

“I am really excited about this exhibition and the opportunity to share the photos and the stories behind them in Phoenix“Friedman said.” My journey into the music business actually started in Arizona, so it’s kind of like coming home. In addition, I am delighted to be able to make a contribution that will benefit the Phoenix Art Museum. “

The photos have been described as a Rock and Roll time capsule from the 1960s. Friedman’s photos offer a new look, on stage and behind the scenes, of some of the most important artists of the time.

“Seeing these explosions of the past, in person, is truly breathtaking, extremely rare and very special,” said the event chair of the Men’s Arts Council. Steven stralser. “We are very grateful to Mr. Friedman for working with us to share these unique images with the Phoenix community.”

The exhibition and sale will take place at the FOUND: RE hotel located at 1100 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85004, from Friday 19 November To 6:00 p.m. with a ticketed reception in preview ($ 125 per person), presentation and conversation of the artist’s gallery; thereafter, it will be free and open to the public on saturday 20 november of 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday November 21 of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Follow Lost Negatives of Rock & Roll on Facebook and Instagram. For more information on the event, visit mensartscouncil.com/lost-negatives-of-rock-roll/.

About the men Arts Council:

The Men’s Arts Council (MAC) of the Phoenix Art Museum was founded in January 1967 to support the programs and activities of the Phoenix Art Museum. The MAC has over 200 members whose talent, energy and dedication organize and present fundraising events to support the Museum and contribute to its operating budget, to financially sponsor exhibitions and to fund two separate endowments: the Western American Art Endowment Fund and the Men’s Arts Council Sculpture Endowment Fund.

Media contact

Holly morgan, Holly Morgan Media, +1 (480) 888-6074, [email protected]

SOURCE Men’s Arts Council



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Back To Top