Featuring the work of
Joel Brodsky, Barry Feinstein & Jim
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
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 email@example.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!
Francisco Art Exchange • 458 Geary Street •
San Francisco Art Exchange LLC