(Bryan Ferry's Olympia cover, starring the always photogenic Kate Moss)
Beginning Thursday, October 20th, singer Bryan Ferry - yes, the dapper, suave and oh-so-elegant frontman of the British rock band Roxy Music - will showcase his photographic works at The Michael Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles.
On display will be numerous images from his latest musical endeavor, the album, Olympia where he used none other than perennial "It" girl and iconic model, Kate Moss. "Kate has long been the 'femme fatale' of our age, the most glamorous female icon since Marilyn Monroe," said Ferry on Kohn's website. "Olympia" by Manet - [was] a kind of early pin-up picture, and in a sense a forerunner of some 20th Century Pop Art, which I feel strongly connected to. I wanted a cover girl for this record who could convey the glamorous notoriety of the original 'Olympia' painting, and my choice was Kate Moss."
(Song to the Siren, by Bryan Ferry/courtesy Michael Kohn Gallery)
In total there are 5 portraits, as well as 1 large and 2 small landscapes - all of Moss. But that's not all. Roxy Music fans - okay, all lovers of anything Bryan Ferry will be thrilled to also see some of his early album covers up close and personal, including the infamous "Siren" cover of the woman who would soon become his lady love, Jerry Hall - albeit temporarily. (The two met while Hall was shooting this cover; two years later she moved on to another rock star, Mick Jagger).
(Siren, by Bryan Ferry/courtesy Michael Kohn Gallery)
Bryan Ferry: Olympia runs from October 20th, 2011 - November 5th, 2011
8071 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048