HILTON | ASMUS FOTO
"DEAD FIFTY YEARS"
BY PHOTOGRAPHER HERB GREENE,
featuring vintage photographs of THE GRATEFUL DEAD
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 2nd from 5:30 – 9:00
‘I met Jerry when I was wandering through North Beach in San Francisco looking for beatniks. I heard a bluegrass band coming through a coffee shop door and I went in. After the set I walked up and introduced myself to him ‘cause I was so keen on bluegrass. It’s an unforgettable moment for me.'
~ Herb Greene
CHICAGO – HILTON | ASMUS FOTO, 716 N. Wells Street, Chicago, presents vintage photographs of the THE GRATEFUL DEAD by legendary photographer, Herb Greene during the "Fare Thee Well" concerts by the surviving members of the Grateful Dead that will take place at Soldier Field over the Fourth of July weekend.
The third photography exhibition for the newly launched Hilton | Asmus FOTO opens on July 2nd and continues through July 30th.
Herb Greene was part of the 1960's San Francisco art scene and a friend of many of the musicians that emerged to create psychedelic music and the San Francisco sound.
He began photographing the Grateful Dead when the group was called the Warlocks. His iconic photograph of the band on the corner of Haight and Ashbury streets is the poster for this exhibition. A limited edition of 50, signed and numbered copies will be available for purchase.
Greene photographed them at free concerts in the park, the Fillmore Auditorium, the Avalon Ballroom and the Monterey Pop Festival as well as the group's many concert tours around the country. He has photographed San Francisco 60's legends including The Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin & Big Brother and the Holding Company, Moby Grape, Country Joe and the Fish, and the Charlatans.
International musicians photographed by Herb Greene include Jeff Beck, Joe Cocker, The Pointer Sisters, Sly Stone, Carlos Santana and Rod Stewart.
In addition to framed signed and numbered copies, the exhibition will present the portfolios, "Brief Encounters with the Dead" and "Acid Age of San Francisco Rock" as well as the penultimate copy of the "Platinum Portfolio". Also available will be one of-a-kind lithographs, triptychs and one-off vintage copies of the most iconic photographs.
HILTON | ASMUS FOTO salutes this legendary band and its legendary photographer, Herb Greene.
Opening reception for Herb Greene's exhibition "Dead Fifty Years"
Thursday, July 2nd from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm at HILTON | ASMUS FOTO
716 N. Wells • Chicago, IL 60654 • 312.852.8200 • www.hiltonasmus.com
On Friday, July 3rd at 2:00 PM, Herb Greene will give a lecture at the Virgin Hotel.
A corresponding exhibition will be held at UPSTAIRS, the 25th floor of the Virgin Hotel Chicago, 203 North Wabash Avenue www.virginhotels.com
Upcoming exhibitions will include Henry Diltz, Pattie Boyd (former wife of George Harrison & Eric Clapton), Carinthia West (actress/photographer Rolling Stones), and Peter Sorel.