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November 4, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
In-Person: Gallery Opening Night: LINGER ON: UNSEEN PORTRAITS OF THE VELVET UNDERGROUND photographs by James Hamilton
Ecstatic Peace Library, Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present…
Linger On: Unseen Portraits of The Velvet Underground
Photographs by James Hamilton
Curated by Thurston Moore
Gallery Opening Night: Friday, November 4, 7-10 PM | Books & Books, Coral Gables
On view through November 27
To celebrate the publication of LINGER ON: THE VELVET UNDERGROUND by Ignacio Julià, Books & Books together with Ecstatic Peace Library invite you to the opening of the exhibition LINGER ON with photographs by James Hamilton on view November 4 – 27 at Books & Books, Coral Gables!
About the Photographer:
James Hamilton began as a painter studying at Pratt Institute in 1964. He spent the summer of 1966 working as an assistant to a fashion photographer and did not return to school, deciding instead to make photographs of his life in New York City. In 1969 he spent five months hitchhiking and taking pictures throughout America. After showing photos from a Texas music festival to editors at Crawdaddy!—the seminal rock ‘n’ roll publication— he was hired as the staff photographer. This launched a forty-year career of staff positions held at The Herald, The Village Voice, and The New York Times Observer. He has worked on assignment for many magazines including Vanity Fair, The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone and on set with directors George Romero, Francis Ford Coppola, Bill Paxton, Wes Anderson, Noah Baumback and many others producing film stills. Hamilton continues to shoot and lives in New York City.
About the Book:
Author Ignacio Julià first saw Lou Reed play in 1975 in Barcelona. The concert had a life-changing effect on him, but rather than start a band, Julià proceeded to follow the band’s career, interviewing the members over the years. This revisit to Julià’s archives includes exclusive interviews with Lou Reed, John Cale, Moe Tucker, Doug Yule, Nico and the longest interview ever granted by Sterling Morrison as well as Gerard Malanga, Jackson Browne & Todd Haynes. The sumptuously printed book also features never-before published photographs of VU members and their community, including the glamorous Candy Darling by Village Voice photographer James Hamilton.
About Ecstatic Peace Library:
Ecstatic Peace Library is the publishing imprint founded in 2008 by Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore & book editor Eva Prinz. Ecstatic Peace Library’s recently published titles include: Flutter Echo by David Toop; Luc Ferrari: Complete Works by Brunhild Ferrari with Jim O’Rourke and Thurston Moore; Ripped & Torn: The UK’s Loudest Punk Fanzine by Tony Drayton; The Death Archives: Mayhem by Jørn Necrobutcher Stubberud and exhibition catalogue Minor Disturbance: The Rise of DC Hardcore by Henry Rollins, Ian MacKaye and Susie J Horgan.