Well we knew that this Hendrix show was going to be be special, and the reaction from gallery visitors and the press has been spectacular. The Evening Standard gave us more stars in their review than an exhibition of work by Raphael.
Gered has been a frequent visitor to the show, sharing his great stories with whoever happened to be in at the time. We’ve mentioned the Mankowitz family connections to the gallery premises before – that Gered’s father and aunt set up an antique Wedgwood china business back in the late 1940s from the very same premises that the gallery is now based, and named their business after the young Gered. We were delighted when the managers of the Piccadilly Arcade read about this and uncovered one of the old original shop name boards in their archives. Here’s a shot of Gered holding it.
Because of the reaction, we are extending the show until close of play on Saturday 13 November, which is a week longer than planned. It would be great to show it to you in person, if you can make it. If you can’t, we’ve posted some interior photographs in the exhibition section of the website. We have a few signed copies of Gered’s book available for gallery visitors – a great Christmas present.
To show you we’re not making it up, here are some of the comments from the visitors book:
"Another wonderful collection. Thank you Snap"
"Beautiful quotes of an amazing musician"
"Fabulous Exhibition Ah! Memories."
"Superb collection capturing some true expressions"
"Electric!" Great "Experience!"
"A stunning tribute!"
"timeless, classic exhibition"
‘I want them all!"
"A pleasure for the eyes……and for the ears!!!"
"Genius photos of a GENIUS MAN x"