CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/11/2019
Thursday, July 11, from 6–8 PM, Artbook | D.A.P., Reel Art Press and Rizzoli Bookstore present Woodstock festival co-creator Michael Lang in conversation with Woodstock's official photographer Henry Diltz, for the launch of Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music. Following the talk and a Q&A, they will sign copies of the book.
This is the official 50th-anniversary celebration of Woodstock, by the festival's creator and founder, Michael Lang. A large illustrated edition, it includes hundreds of photographs and documents accompanied by Lang's fascinating memories and insights into the most famous and influential festival of all time, with images of Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Crosby, Stills Nash & Young, Richie Havens, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Santana, Janis Joplin, Joan Baez, Country Joe McDonald and the Grateful Dead. The ephemera from Lang's largely unseen archive include the original designs and plans for the event, correspondence, set-lists, information on artists' fees and much more. This wealth of information is accompanied by the best photographs of the event by famous and unknown photographers such as Ralph Ackerman, John Dominis, Bill Eppridge, Dan Garson, Barry Z. Levine, Elliott Landy, Lee Marshall and Baron Wolman, and notably featuring the archive of Henry Diltz. Diltz was the only official photographer at Woodstock and was there for two weeks, from an empty field of cows to first construction, crowds arriving and the aftermath. He also captured onstage performances and behind-the-scenes moments with the many artists involved. Woodstock is an exuberant volume that conveys the vision, hard work and elusive magic that made up "three days of peace and music."
Michael Lang & Henry Diltz, 'Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music' launch
Thursday, July 11: 6–8 PM
1133 Broadway at 26th Street
New York, NY 10010