YOU SHOULD HAVE HEARD JUST WHAT I SEEN
Kerry Schuss Gallery, New York / November 13 - December 23, 2010
Photographs by James Hamilton
Curated by Elisabeth Biondi
James Hamilton's portraits of music world luminaries reveal a previously unearthed master photographer with compelling and rarely seen images of visionaries and artists from Madonna and Nico to Run D.M.C and the Beastie Boys. This is the first gallery exhibition of Hamilton's photos and coincides with publication of his first book also titled YOU SHOULD HAVE HEARD JUST WHAT I SEEN published by Thurston Moore's newly established Ecstatic Peace Library. James Hamilton served as staff photographer for the seminal music magazine Crawdaddy! in the 1960's, before joining the staffs of Harper's Bazaar, the Village Voice and the New York Observer. During his tenure at these iconic publications he recorded the rock, punk, disco and hip-hop eras.
Above: B. B. King – 1969
Below left: Sonic Youth – 1988
Below right: Patti Smith – 1970