MICK ROCK

Mick Rock
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MICK ROCK



Written by Hannah Grantz
15 Monday 15th November 2010
Opened to the public on 11 November, Mick Rock’s photos of classic and present rock n’ rollers will be displayed until 16 January at the Idea Generation Gallery in Shoreditch. The Rock: Music display, sponsored by Zippo, Sailor Jerry UK, and Beck’s, features images of musicians such as David Bowie, Iggy Pop, and more of the artist’s favourites, as Mick Rock is noted to be “the man who shot the 70s”.
 
After gaining popularity as a notable rock photographer, groups began approaching Rock to do shoots with them. Now with a portfolio ranging from Mick Jagger and Andy Warhol to Lady Gaga and The Killers, Rock is becoming as much of a celebrity as his clients. When asked about rock n’ roll today, Rock says, “It’s a different world...” Later adding, “It’s very hard to see anyone today that you can really call a rebel in the classic sense.”
 
 
His gallery previewed for a not-so-select few on 10 November, jam packed with some slightly notable-almost celebrities (Jaime Winstone, Jefferson Hack, Miquita Oliver and Jethro Cave), art enthusiasts, washed out rockers who haven’t yet realized the 70s are over, Sailor Jerry & Becks lovers, a couple journalists and photographers, and Mr. Mick Rock himself. Favourite photos amongst the party goers included a younger Ozzy Osbourne still, Lady Gaga and Bono together after a concert, and David Bowie in a scarf from 2002.
 
 
To view more of Rock’s most iconic photography, view his website here and check out the Idea Generation gallery anytime between now and 16 January.

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