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Circa 1968: Rolling Stone Photography by Baron Wolman

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It kinda fucks me up to think that I'm older now than Jimi ever lived to be

I spent awhile today looking for an awesome Mardi Gras event to share with but alas I couldn’t find anything that wasn’t too expensive or derivative and douchie.  I mean the Dirty Dozen Brass Band sounded good, but it’s probably sold out and costs over $20.  The Fat Tuesday Party and Costume Parade at Cafe Flor sounds excellent but I feel like I’ve been riding Johnny Funcheap’s dick lately and wanted to find something else.

So I’ve decided to skip the Mardi Gras thing altogether and go a completely different route: Rock and Roll photography.

While I’d seen loads of Baron Wolman’s work before I knew who he was, it wasn’t until the photographer Victoria Smith hipped me to his stuff that I realized how influential the dude is.  Wolman was one of the original photogs at Rolling Stone and completely shaped what we now think of as music photography.  He had access to the private moments of some of the biggest musicians of all time and because of this his work is totally astounding.

For the month of February Dickerman Prints Gallery is showing Circa 1968: a suite of portraits by Baron Wolman, selected from his images made for Rolling Stone Magazine, 1967-1969.  All the photos are remastered from Baron’s original negatives and include photos of people like Jimi Hendrix, The Grateful Dead, Frank Zappa, Johnny Cash, Miles Davis and more.  Sounds pretty badass to me.

Circa 1968: Rolling Stone Photography by Baron Wolman
Dickerman Prints Gallery
3180 17th St. @ S. Van Ness
[The Mission]
2/2 – 2/26
9am – 6pm daily

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  1. February 23, 2010 at 10:09 am — Reply

    Thanks so much for your coverage of Circa 1968. We would also like to invite you (and your readers) to the opening of our next show, Anthony Kurtz’s It All Came So Close to Never Happening, on March 10 from 6-9pm at 3180 17th St.

    The exhibit features a pair of intertwined photographic stories where the outcomes of human uprisings, or the lack thereof, result in a futuristic portrayal of a world gone wrong.

    Anthony Kurtz will be in attendance discussing his work, which you can see a preview of and learn more about at

    Thanks again and hope to see you there!

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