Last night legendary photographer Mick Rock invited a small group of people to take a private tour of his newest exhibit Exposed at SUMO Gallery in Tribeca. The photographer, known for shooting the pioneering artists of the '60s and '70s, gave the entranced crowd the backstory behind every photograph, and peppered in a few anecdotes from his time partying with greats like David Bowie and Andy Warhol. The photographs covered an array of subjects from Lou Reed, who made his final public appearances with Rock last year weeks before passing, to Daft Punk and Lady Gaga.
Many of the photographs were easily recognizable as some of the most famous in rock history, such as the album covers for Lou Reed's Transformer, Iggy Pop's Raw Power, and Queen's Queen II. There were also various candid shots of such iconic musicians, such as a sultry photograph of Madonna before she was a singer (when she was a dancer), and a behind-the-scenes shot of Kate Moss getting her makeup done but still brimming with her sexy, inimitable attitude. The exhibit also coincides with Mick's forthcoming book also entitled 'Exposed,' which features hundreds of shots from the 60's to the present.
Click through for some of our favorite photos and Mick's best anecdotes from the event, and check out 'Exposed' on view at SUMO Gallery until October 19th!