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Karl Stoecker "London 1973, The New Romantics"

Karl Stoecker, born in Brooklyn and based in Miami, worked in London from 1966 to 1975, where his photographs were published in Vogue, Nineteen, and Harper’s Bazaar. Karl produced album covers for Bryan Ferry’s band Roxy Music, which pioneered some of the more sophisticated elements of "Glam Rock,” the style of rock music that developed in the UK in the early 70’s famous for its outrageous costumes, makeup, and hairstyles, particularly platform shoes and glitter. Artists of the Glam Rock tradition include David Bowie, Sweet, Slade, Mud, and Gary Glitter, as well as Roxy Music. Though not central to the genre, Elton John, Queen’s Freddie Mercury, and Rod Stewart all adopted Glam Rock styles. Karl spent time surrounded by the Roxy Music circle, Manohlo Blahnik, designer Anthony Price, model Arnella Flynn (daughter of Errol Flynn) and others, resulting in Pop Art photographs that capture  London's "Glam" era. Portraits of  Anjelica Huston and Tina Chow, part of the Roxy set, are displayed in the exhibit. After the Glam Rock era, Karl moved back to New York, where he worked throughout the 80’s and 90’s in still photography for YSL, Lancome, and Oscar de la Renta.

The New Romantics also features the “Glam Pin-Ups,” a project Karl was shooting as a wink to the 40's Vargas pin-ups. The models are styled with retro 40's-inspired fashions designed by famed British designer Anthony Price and modeled by Gala Mitchell, the "It Girl" model of the day (favored by major English 60’s fashion designer Ossie Clark) and were shot from 1972 to 1974 on London’s St Michael’s Street. The Rock & Roll Album Cover Series showcases Bryan Ferry (lead singer and songwriter of Roxy Music) on the Roxy Music album cover "For Your Pleasure," Brian Eno (early Roxy band member and producer), as well as an outtake of the Sparks breakthrough album “Kimono My House.”

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Gala Mitchell in "Bubbles Dress 1", Actress, Model

London 1972

Shot on St. Michael's St. in Paddington. Karl Stoecker's 70's Glam Pin-ups meshed the styles of 1930's Hollywood glamour and 1950's pin-up sex appeal with the style of the 1970's Glam Rock Music movement.

Unframed Size: 17"x22" - $1,800
Framed Size: 21"x25
" - $1,975

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Kabuki Theater/Kimono My House, outtake of Sparks Album Cover

London 1974

The Album "Kimono My House" was Sparks' breakthrough commercial success. Michi Hirota (the girl on the right, with the fan) would add vocals to David Bowie's "It's No Game". A documentary about the band is due for release shortly.

Unframed Size: 17"x22" - $1,800
Framed Size: 21"x25
" - $1,975

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Brian Eno, early Roxy band member and producer, on the Roxy Music album cover "For Your Pleasure"

London 1974

Brian often collaborated with David Bowie and David Byrne, and has produced music for Talking Heads, U2, Grace Jones, Cold Play and others.

Unframed Size: 17"x22" - $1,800
Framed Size: 21"x25
" - $1,975

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Bryan Ferry, Lead singer and songwriter of Roxy Music on the Roxy Music album cover "For Your Pleasure"

London 1974

The band pioneered elements of Glam Rock, significantly influenced early English Punk music, and provided a model for many New Wave acts while innovating elements of electronic composition. Bryan started his solo career in 1973, wrote the song "More Than This", and has sold more than 30mm albums worldwide.

Unframed Size: 17"x22" - $1,800
Framed Size: 21"x25
" - $1,975

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Gala Mitchell, "Batgirl 1", Model

London 1973

Karl Stoecker's 70's Glam Pinups meshed the styles of 1930's Hollywood glamour and 1950's Pin-Up sex appeal with the style of the 1970's Glam Rock Music movement. Glam Rock also drew inspirations from pre-war cabaret theatrics, manifesting itself in outrageous clothes, makeup, hairstyles, and platform-soled boots. Glam is most noted for its sexual and gender ambiguity and representations of androgyny, beside extensive use of theatrics.

Unframed Size: 31"x36" - $4,500


 

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Gala Mitchell, "Dotty Pin-Up with Elvis 1", Actress, Model

London 1973

Karl Stoecker's 70's Glam Pinups meshed the styles of 1930's Hollywood glamour, 1950's pin-up sex appeal with the style of the 1970's Glam Rock Music movement.

Unframed Size: 31"x36" - $4,500

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Gala Mitchell, "Swing Lo", Actress, Model

London 1973

Karl Stoecker's 70's Glam Pinups meshed the styles of 1930s Hollywood glamour, 1950s pin-up sex appeal with the style of the 1970's Glam Rock Music movement.

Unframed Size: 36"x36" - $4,500

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Anjelica Huston, Actress, Director, Producer

London 1973

Huston, daughter of director John Huston is a 2 time Academy Award winner and a 7 time Golden Globe winner. Huston spent several years in London modeling, working with Richard Avedon, Bill Richardson and becoming one of famed designer Halston's "Halstonettes". Huston met Jack Nicholson in 1973 and their relationship lasted until 1990.

Unframed Size: 11"x14" - $4,000

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Tina Chow, American Model, Fashion Icon and Jewelry Designer

London 1973

Chow became the face of Shisheido in the early 70's was photographed by Cecil Beaton, Helmut Newton and painted by Andy Warhol. She was also the muse of designers Yves St Laurent and Issey Miyake.

Unframed Size: 11"x14" - $4,000
Framed Size: 16"x19
" - $4,000