Thursday, January 19, 2017

Chris Cuffaro's Photography Retrospective at Gibson Brands in West Hollywood

By Karen Ostlund in West Hollywood

 Chris began to work on Cuffaro's Greatest Hits in 2014, an exhibit to debut on Feb. 2nd at Gibson Brands in West Hollywood. It is based on Cuffaro's 30-year career as a photographer.

 The first exhibition of Cuffaro's photography was held in Los Angeles in 1992, composed of 31 photographs. In 2011, his portraits of late Michael Hutchence and INXS were exhibited in London: "Michael Hutchence & INXS: Rare & Unseen by Chris Cuffaro”. It was held at the Gallery Soho.

Chris Cuffano is best known for his portraits of musicians, and he has photographed Michael Hutchence, Henry Rollins, George Michael, George Harrison and Jane's Addiction, among many. He was closely associated with the Seattle rock scene of the early 1990s, and frequently photographed artists including Nirvana and Pearl Jam. He directed the first black-and-white video Jeremy for the Pearl Jam song “Jeremy in 1991.

photos by Chris Cuffaro.
Iconic Images. Iconic Artists. Iconic Location.
GREATEST HITS, the premiere art retrospective, is a photography exhibition and auction with live music celebrating the work of legendary Los Angeles photographer CHRIS CUFFARO. GREATEST HITS will open in Los Angeles on Thursday, February 2nd with a  public viewing from 8:30-11:00pm at Gibson Brands in West Hollywood (8801 Sunset Blvd, former Tower Records space). GREATEST HITS tickets are available to the public viewing at
The GREATEST HITS show will feature over sixty different photographs--fifteen, large 60x60 photographs as well as over-sixty 24x24 images in limited and numbered quantities--including: Alice in Chains, Bad Brains, Ben Harper, Brian Wilson, Chris Cornell, Eddie Vedder, Elvis Costello, Fiona Apple, George Harrison, George Michael, Gwen Stefani, Henry Rollins, Ice Cube, Ice-T, Iggy Pop, INXS, Jackson Browne, Jane's Addiction, John Lydon, Nick Cave, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Eddie Vedder, Phil Collins, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Slash, Social Distortion, Soundgarden, Steve Jones, Terence Trent D'Arby, The Afghan Whigs, The Game, Tommy Lee, White Zombie, Willie Nelson and more. The night will feature musical performances from emerging LA artists including: Givers & Takers, Josh Todd, Lauren Ruth Ward, Particle Kid, The Palms, DJ's Fred Sablan and Jeordie White and more. 100% of the proceeds from artwork sales for GREATEST HITS will benefit the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, a charity providing financial assistance to all types of career musicians who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability or age-related problems. 
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GREATEST HITS is a premiere retrospective celebrating the work of veteran photographer CHRIS CUFFARO. Over the past 30 years, Chris has worked with celebrated musicians and A-list entertainers help them define their public image, while establishing his reputation as one of the most respected photographers in the entertainment industry.  
CUFFARO consistently captures the "real" person behind the famous face and brings a new level of emotional depth to the two dimensional art form of photography. To share his story, CHRIS has chosen over 100 photographs that represent the most iconic images, artists and moments in his career - his GREATEST HITS. The Los Angeles exhibition will be an experience as visceral as rock n' roll itself, featuring oversize prints, exclusive musical performances and a host of tastemakers and influencers from the entertainment, art, media and pop culture spheres, staged in a completely non-traditional environment.
Below is a preview of more images from CHRIS CUFFARO's forthcoming GREATEST HITS Los Angeles exhibition:





The GREATEST HITS Los Angeles exhibition is made possible by the following partners: Gibson Brands, EDGE Lighting Grip Studio Production, Chromatic, Inc., Mr. Musichead Gallery, Pono Burger, Deep Eddy Vodka, Lagunitas and Casamigos. 

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