Morrison Hotel Gallery presents KILLER QUEEN, a special exhibition and sale featuring legendary rock band Queen just in time for the release of the highly-anticipated Bohemian Rhapsody biopic that documents how the champions of rock and roll rose to earth-shattering stardom.
Opening November 5th at the NYC gallery in SoHo will be Killer Queen, an exhibition featuring never before seen images of the band captured by legendary rock photographers Neal Preston, Mick Rock, Richard E. Aaron, Lynn Goldsmith, Patrick Harbron, Steve Joester, and Paul McAlpine who all worked with one of the world’s most iconic bands throughout their meteoric career.
Marcelle Murdock, gallery directory in NYC said, “Killer Queen will be a celebration of Freddie Mercury’s legacy, and with the occasion of Bryan Singer’s Bohemian Rhapsody release in theaters, it’s only fitting that we pay homage to the rock royal with a special tribute of our very own. We are extremely pleased to not only exhibit some of our favorite Queen fine art photographs taken by the men and women responsible for immortalizing some of Mercury’s most iconic looks and milestones.”
In a photo series by Lynn Goldsmith, Freddie Mercury – the king of Queen – appears resplendent onstage in a crown and royal cape. Similarly, a shot of the singer stripped down to red suspenders and circus-striped swim briefs further augments the flamboyant legacy of a dynamic performer described by photographer Richard E. Aaron as “an absolute diva about his appearance – but not to the point that it affected his performance.”
Mick Rock said “In the early days of my friendship with Freddie, he said to me,
‘The most important thing is to have a fabulous life. As long as it’s fabulous I don’t care how long it is!’
His is generally regarded as the greatest voice to be spawned by rock n roll. He could – and did – sing in a myriad of styles. He was also a superb songwriter. I’m happy to have been the progenitor of his most durable imagery, including the Queen II album cover, which was adapted for Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ video.
A taste of this imagery will be on display at the Morrison Hotel Gallery, including several prints that have never previously been exhibited publicly. May God Bless Freddie Mercury!”
The Morrison Hotel Gallery is located at 116 Prince Street in New York City.
Morrison Hotel® Gallery (MHG) was founded in 2001 by former record company executive Peter Blachley, music retail industry professional Richard Horowitz, and legendary music photographer Henry Diltz. In 2012, author, director and photographer Timothy White joined the team, launching an additional West Coast gallery at The Sunset Marquis Hotel in West Hollywood. In 2016, the gallery launched its third location at Mick Fleetwood’s General Store in Maui, Hawaii.
MHG is the world’s leading brand in fine art music photography representing over 125 of the world’s finest music photographers and their archives. Their vast catalog of photography encompasses jazz, blues, and rock imagery spanning several generations through to today’s contemporary music artists and now includes iconic photographs in the world of sports as well. MHG has a robust online presence, featuring over 100,000 images searchable by photographer, music artist, band or concert.