The L.A. exhibit features 166 prints from photographers such as Dennis Hopper, Bob Gruen, Diane Arbus, Lynn Goldsmith, David LaChapelle, Ryan McGinley, and more, as well as an original and exclusive documentary that explores the unique power and role of photography — and its adventuresome camera wielders — in the creation and explosion of musical icons.
Photographs of John Lennon in his famed New York City cut-off tee, Dylan besieged by frenzied fans, Tupac Shakur's noir tattoos, plus prints of Elvis, Sonic Youth, Tina Turner, Radiohead, and more will be displayed, and the effects that the iconic images have had on music, fandom, and culture itself will be explored.
For a taste, watch the teaser trailer below. The show, which made its way west from the Brooklyn Museum, will hold residence until early October.
When: Now through Sunday, October 7; Wednesdays through Sundays, from 11 a.m to 6 p.m.
Where: Annenberg Space for Photography, 2000 Avenue of the Stars (at Olympic Boulevard); 213-403-3000.
Photo: Courtesy of Annernberg Space for Photography