From August 15, 2012 through August 30th, rock photographer Henry Diltz will have his legendary images of “The Doors” on the walls of The Standard hotel up on Sunset Blvd.
Curated by Nina Storm, and titled “The Doors Check-In to the Standard,” the images include THAT shot by Diltz for the album “Morrison Hotel” (pictures above). The exhibition kicks off the night before the kick-off to the 2012 Sunset Strip Music Festival at which the band is being honored.
The Doors have consistently found themselves and their era-defining music as the subject of cultural analyses and pop-culture productions for the last forty years. “When You’re Strange,” a documentary about The Doors, featuring film footage shot by Jim Morrison himself, was released at the Sundance Film Festival a few years ago, and a bio-pic of the band starring Val Kilmer as the charismatic front-man is now itself more than 20 years old.
Having formed in Venice, Cali. in the mid 1960′s, the exhibition on the Sunset Strip, where the band performed at the London Fog and the Whisky a Go Go, seems to be a fitting reminder of the imaginations that these venues used to command. While Henry Diltz’s work, capturing images of some of the greatest musical performers of any era, is always apt for exhibition, “The Doors Check-In to The Standard” runs contemporaneously to the photographer’s inclusion in the “Who Shot Rock N’ Roll” exhibition currently running at the Annenberg Space for Photography.
Check out this quick taste of just a few of the images to be displayed at the exhibition.
For more information, check out the gallery’s site, right HERE.
All photos ©Henry Diltz/courtesy of the Morrison Hotel Gallery.