Friday, March 26, 2010

John Varvatos, Anthony DeCurtis Remember Jim Marshall

It was a sad day in rock and roll Wednesday, as iconic rock photographer Jim Marshall was found dead in his New York hotel room.

Marshall was best-known for his iconic portraits of 60s and 70s superstars (The Beatles, Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash, to name a few), and was scheduled to discuss his new book Match Prints - alongside photographer Timothy White - with writer Anthony DeCurtis (second photo) Wednesday night at the John Varvatos store in SoHo.

Instead, White, DeCurtis and Varvatos gathered at the store to celebrate the life of their friend - inviting folks like Mick Rock and Meghan McCain (third photo) to also pay tribute.

"He was a man of very few words and most of them were 'fuck,' White said, of the photographer's notably stormy spirit.

"Even if you were at the Monterey Pop Festival, when you thought about it, what you thought about was Jim's pictures," DeCurtis said, introducing a solemn tone. "There are works of art that are truer than experience, and I think Jim's work was like that."

Check out clips of their emotional homages, below.

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