Kimpton's EPIC Hotel, Miami will play host to Motocinema's Picture Start, a photo exhibit of iconic rock 'n' roll images from the 60's and 70's curated by Loretta Harms and Motocinema in partnership with Morrison Hotel Gallery. Kick off VIP event will be held the evening of December 2nd during Art Basel at Miami Art Week featuring alcoholic and non-alcoholic mixology from DRINKmaple.
Motocinema's Picture Start will transform the Livingroom of the EPIC Hotel with large-scale photographic work by renowned photographer Norman Seeff of artists including the Rolling Stones, Patti Smith & Robert Mapplethorpe, Warhol and the Ramones, among others, provided exclusively through Morrison Hotel Gallery. An installation of Gibson Guitars are on display with additional photographs from the 60's and 70's rock 'n' roll era. The exhibition continues into EPIC's Lilt Lounge nightclub, showcasing a rare selection of David Bowie photography by famed Japanese photographer Masayoshi Sukita, who photographed Bowie's Heroes album cover. This marks only the second time these photos are on view in North America, following first-time exhibition in New York City through Morrison Hotel Gallery Loft in SoHo.
Motocinema's Picture Start premieres December 2nd at the VIP EPIC event and runs through December 6th. The exhibit includes work by Seeff and Sukita, and such notables as Michael Joseph, Terry O'Neill, Ethan Russell and Henry Diltz featured in both the exhibit and on-site sales suite. "I'm thrilled to partner with the EPIC Miami and Morrison Hotel Gallery for a close-up view of some of the greatest rock 'faces' of our time, as seen through the lens of these gifted photographers," says Loretta Harms, Presenter of Motocinema's Picture Start and Co-Founder of Motocinema.
"We are delighted to feature the works of our talented music photographers in this very special exhibition and sale," says Peter Blachley, Morrison Hotel Gallery Co-Owner.
"To host an event of this magnitude on one of the worlds grandest art stages further defines EPIC Miami's commitment to the diverse art world, global music scene and community," says Eric Jellson, Area Director of Marketing & Strategy/Kimpton Hotels Florida & Cayman Islands.
This partnership was put together by creative agency DMA United for Kimpton EPIC Hotel and Motocinema to premiere December 2nd for Art Basel Miami.