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Mick Rock Blasts Celebrities With Bright Colors

Posted: 03/21/2012 9:14 am Updated: 03/21/2012 9:14 am

For his latest show at CATM Chelsea, seminal rock photographer Mick Rock brings his iconic '70s imagery out of hiding along with some new ones, but there's something a little different this time around.

In this new show, Rock accentuates his photographs with over-saturated and fantastic colors, much like an acid flashback or a Photoshop tutorial gone awry.

Lady Gaga, "Mick Rock copyright 2012 courtesy of CATM Chelsea"


Rock became famous for his images of '70s rock gods, but with "The Legend Series," the photographer is commenting on the lack of excitement in today's musical landscape. Through a remembrance of those wild glory days, Rock injects his portraits with added filters of color, transforming his subjects into psychedelic priests and extraterrestrial queens. Andy Warhol is broken down into large particles while the '80s rendition of Lady Gaga looks as if the two Coreys found a new pop star to pine over.

You may wish to just see these photos in their original form, but trust your trippy guide Mick Rock and you may get a better sense of how these images were created in the first place.

"The Legend Series" will be on display at CATM Chelsea from March 22nd to April 22nd, 2012.

See the slideshow below, and let us know what you think in the comments section.

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Syd Barrett , "Mick Rock copyright 2012 courtesy of CATM Chelsea"

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