Saturday, December 14, 2013

THE ART OF ROCK N’ ROLL: Larry Marano, December 14 and 15

Blue Gallery Contemporary Art Presents “THE ART OF ROCK N’ ROLL,” a Larger-Than-Life Photographic Collection from Larry Marano, December 14 and 15

December 5, 2013  
Blue Gallery Contemporary Art presents “THE ART OF ROCK N’ ROLL,” a photographic collection of rare and iconic entertainment images by esteemed photographer Larry Marano, on Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15.  The exhibit is co-sponsored by Getty Images and Calumet Photographic Ft. Lauderdale. A wine reception on December 14 will take place at 6 p.m. in Blue Gallery located at 713A East Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale.   

“THE ART OF ROCK N’ ROLL” is comprised of a collection of larger-than-life images capturing the unbridled spirit and sheer electricity of classic rock’s most revered artists including Freddie Mercury of Queen; Paul Stanley and Ace Frehley of KISS; Axl Rose of Guns N’ Roses, Ozzy Osbourne, Eddie Van Halen and David Lee Roth of Van Halen; Ian Astbury of The Cult, Kid Rock; James Hetfield of Metallica and Jon Bon Jovi, among others.

Larry Marano has been honing his photographic art for over 30 years. Originally from New York City, Marano has been skillfully capturing the worldwide entertainment industry’s biggest and brightest celebrities since 1976. A dedicated fan of hard rock and heavy metal music, Marano began his career photographing artists at prestigious venues including Madison Square Garden, the Palladium, the Cat Club, the Ritz, CBGBs, L’Amour – the Rock Capital of Brooklyn and the Club Sundance.

“Growing up, I was always intrigued by the way these rockers looked on stage – their proud swagger and inimitable wild stage presence - they were inspiring,” said Marano. “Then, as I became interested in photography, the camera led me back to the concerts that I loved going to. It was a natural path for me to embrace what I loved most and so I focused my career on capturing these rock ‘n’ roll icons on film.”

For the past 15 years, Marano has lived and worked in South Florida, most notably for Getty Images. His work on behalf of Getty Images has appeared internationally in publications such as Rolling Stone and Spin magazines and on websites for The Guardian UK, The Daily Beast, Ocean Drive, InStyle, USA Today, Fox News, The New York Post and Forbes, to name just a few.

Eddie Van Halen, Madison Square Garden, New York City, 1984
© Larry Marano Photography