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Streets of NYC-Lynn Goldsmith-Celebrity Photography-Morrison Hotel Gallery-NYCSting and The Police 8th Avenue and 37th Street, 1978. Photo by Lynn Goldsmith, via Morrison Hotel Gallery

A new exhibit, Streets of NYC, at the Morrison Hotel Gallery features thirty years of celebrity street portraits by photographer Lynn Goldsmith, that incidentally also capture a lot of New York City that has disappeared. As the Boston Globe writes, “this show is as much about New York as it is about her subjects, many of whom have also been close friends and collaborators. Some of the prints show parts of the city that no longer exist. An area where she photographed artists near the West Side Highway is now the High Line.”

Streets of NYC-Lynn Goldsmith-Celebrity Photography-Morrison Hotel Gallery-NYC-4Mark Walberg in the West Village, 1991. Photo by Lynn Goldsmith, via Morrison Hotel Gallery

Celebrities captured include Keith Haring, Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Bacon, The Police, LL Cool J, Van Halen, U2, and New Kids on the Block. Goldsmith has photographed over 100 album covers and released books, one co-authored with Mark Wahlberg (then going by Marky Mark, who wanted the book “dedicated to his penis.”).

Streets of NYC-Lynn Goldsmith-Celebrity Photography-Morrison Hotel Gallery-NYC-10The Beastie Boys at Strombolli Pizza, East Village. Photo by Lynn Goldsmith, via Morrison Hotel Gallery

 

Streets of NYC-Lynn Goldsmith-Celebrity Photography-Morrison Hotel Gallery-NYC-6Matt Dillon on the 1 train. Photo by Lynn Goldsmith, via Morrison Hotel Gallery

Streets of NYC-Lynn Goldsmith-Celebrity Photography-Morrison Hotel Gallery-NYC-7Lion Babe – Jillian Hervey, East Village – 2nd Avenue and 3rd, 2013 at a pole designed by Mosaic Man Photo by Lynn Goldsmith, via Morrison Hotel Gallery

Streets of NYC-Lynn Goldsmith-Celebrity Photography-Morrison Hotel Gallery-NYC-3Van Halen in Chinatown, 1978. Photo by Lynn Goldsmith, via Morrison Hotel Gallery

Streets of NYC-Lynn Goldsmith-Celebrity Photography-Morrison Hotel Gallery-NYC-9U2 in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, 1982. Photo by Lynn Goldsmith

Streets of NYC-Lynn Goldsmith-Celebrity Photography-Morrison Hotel Gallery-NYC-13Bruce Springsteen, 1978. Photo by Lynn Goldsmith, via Morrison Hotel Gallery

Streets of NYC-Lynn Goldsmith-Celebrity Photography-Morrison Hotel Gallery-NYC-8Kevin Bacon getting out of a cab at 6th Avenue and 40th, 1982. Photo by Lynn Goldsmith, via Morrison Hotel Gallery

Streets of NYC-Lynn Goldsmith-Celebrity Photography-Morrison Hotel Gallery-NYC-2LL Cool J at 8th Avenue and 33rd Street, 1997. Photo by Lynn Goldsmith, via Morrison Hotel Gallery

Streets of NYC is on display at the Morrison Hotel Gallery in Soho until May 5th.

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