You Should Have Heard Just What I Seen
November 13 - December 23, 2010

James Hamilton's portraits of music world luminaries, reveal a previously unearthed master photographer, with compelling and rarely seen images of visionaries and artists from Madonna, Nico to Run D.M.C and the Beastie Boys. This is the first gallery exhibition of Hamilton's photos and coincides with publication of his first book also titled "You Should Have Heard Just What I Seen" published by Thurston Moore's newly established Ecstatic Peace Library. James Hamilton served as staff photographer for the seminal music magazine "Crawdaddy!" in the 1960's, before joining the staffs of Harper's Bazaar, The Village Voice and The New York Observer. During his tenure at these iconic publications he recorded the rock, punk, disco and hip-hop eras.

Special Event: An Art Book - You Should Have Heard Just What I Seen, conversation with James Hamilton and Thurston Moore, New York Public Library, Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - 6:00 PM, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger Forum.