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Book Launch and Exhibition for Glen Wexler: The '80s Portrait Sessions

Glen Wexler: The 80’s Portrait Sessions Now Available

Dark Spring Press proudly announces the publication of our most ambitious project to date, Glen Wexler: The ‘80s Portrait Sessions. Mr Musichead Gallery in Los Angeles will be exhibiting this stunning photography and we will be hosting a book launch on the night of the opening reception, Thursday March 21, 2019. View the photographs, enjoy cocktails and live music and special guest performances, meet Glen and have your book signed in person at this special event.

Mr Musichead Gallery is located at 7420 West Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, California. Novel Spirits will be serving rare, hand-picked spirits from Mexico, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Silverlake Conservatory of Music. Special thanks goes to Band Pro Film & Digital for sponsoring publication of the book, along with all of our amazing Kickstarter supporters!! Tickets at the door will be $10; If you sign up for our mailing list, we will get you on the guest list for free! Please let us know if you are interested!

In a decade of rock and roll excess, I was looking for a sense of intimacy. When creating these portraits I sought to capture an authentic human connection behind the big personas.
— Glen Wexler

Kickstarter for “The ’80s Portrait Sessions” by Glen Wexler

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Announcing our Kickstarter Campaign for The ’80s Portrait Sessions – Photographs by Glen Wexler with a Foreword by Billy F. Gibbons of ZZ Top!

These artists, present company included, seem somewhat serene in these shots as Glen shared his keen sense of artistry capturing us all as we really are.
— Billy Gibbons, ZZ Top

The ’80s Portrait Sessions represent the purest and most distilled embodiment of Wexler’s art. Exquisitely composed and lit, these portraits capture a precious record of glamorous times.  Famous artists such as Michael Jackson, Chaka Khan, Herbie Hancock and Bob Weir of The Grateful Dead are captured in intimate and sensitive portraits.  Legendary rock bands such as KISS, ZZ Top and Missing Persons are photographed in their finery along with influential producers, actors and models, reflecting the now infamous look and style of the 1980s and capturing the essence and glamour of the decade. This bookwill present over 60 images in 132 pages, printed with superb tritone printing on premium heavyweight paper in a 12x12 inch case-bound book with dust jacket. Our only remaining challenge is raising these final funds to go to press. The special printing techniques and materials have been tested and the results look amazing! We are ready to print as soon as we reach our goal. Here is the link to our Kickstarter campaign. Thanks again for your support!

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