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Featuring the work of
Joel Brodsky, Barry Feinstein & Jim Marshall
We are pleased to announce our next exhibit opening,
Saturday June 8, from 7pm - 10pm
We are celebrating the Art of the Album Cover with the work of three great photographers and friends of our gallery: Joel Brodsky, Barry Feinstein, and Jim Marshall who each produced the imagery for hundreds of record sleeves, some of which are still among the most iconic images of the subjects today.

Joel Brodsky is responsible for the incredibly famous Young Lion photographs of Jim Morrison and the Doors. Joel took these at the beginning of his career in the music business, quickly finding his voice and illustrating hundreds of album covers across a wide variety of genres in the span of just ten years. His many other subjects include The Ohio Players, The MC5, Tom Waits, Van Morrison, Isaac Hayes, Iggy Pop, Aretha Franklin, Kiss, Country Joe & the Fish, Booker T & the MG’s, and so many more.

Barry Feinstein is probably best-known for the cover photos he produced for Bob Dylan (The Times They Are a-Changin' ), George Harrison (All Things Must Pass), Janis Joplin (Pearl) and The Rolling Stones (the controversial Beggars Banquet toilet seat album cover). Barry was a veteran Hollywood photographer by the time he met Dylan, and went on to shoot hundreds of album covers for a wide variety of musicians including Eric Clapton, The Byrds, Gram Parsons, Barbra Streisand, Dr John, Peter Paul & Mary, George Carlin, among others.

Jim Marshall got his start in music photography in the Bay Area’s vibrant Jazz and Blues scenes and began producing album cover photography as early as 1959. Within a few short years Jim’s photos had appeared on album covers for such greats as Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Ray Charles, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, Bill Evans, and Wes Montgomery. By the time Rock & Roll gained prominence in the San Francisco music culture, he was already a well established photographer and in demand. His photos soon appeared on the album sleeves of The Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Johnny Cash and many others. Though he is best-known for his exceptional performance shots and unfettered backstage access photos that appeared countless times in publications like Rolling Stone and Life Magazine, he is responsible for over five hundred album sleeve photographs to date.

Sadly, all three of these great photographers have passed away, and their legacies remain vibrant and further elevated through the hard work and devotion of the strong women they left behind.

Their album cover images continue to be sought-after and acquired by photography collectors and fans around the world. Original album cover art, and related outtakes, have become some of the most popular and collectible fine art in today’s global marketplace. The images are beloved by fans who appreciate not only the music it once accompanied, but also the cultural movement this iconic work represents.

Three incredible women were left to manage these archives, each of whom supported these artists during their lives, and have subsequently worked to preserve their photographic legacies. Please join us here at our opening event to meet the determined women behind the Brodsky, Feinstein and Marshall estates and to celebrate the lives and incredible contributions of these great artists, and the history of a lost art!

A wide selection of photographs will be on display in our gallery through the month of June.

Please feel free to contact us at info@sfae.com for more information or if you have any questions. Click Here to see the collection for sale online.

We look forward to seeing you all here again very soon!
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