Kirk West Photography: The Blues in Black and White
Curator, Kirsten West and Kirk West
Dates of Exhibition: Opening on Nov. 4, 2017 – Feb. 4, 2018
Join us for a curator’s talk and book signing on Saturday, November 4th at noon in our Gallery.
Kirk West, is a professional photographer who has an extensive collection of photographs of Blues icons. Most of these photographs were taken in Chicago where Kirk was a contract photographer with the Chicago Tribune and the Sun-Times. He worked with Bruce Iglauer, the founder of Alligator Records, for many years and took many albums cover photographs of the Alligator Blues stars. Kirk left his home in Iowa and moved to Chicago specifically because he loved the Blues and wanted to be closer to the source.
- 65 Images including Albert King, Albert Collins, Son Seals, ZZ Top, James Brown, BB King, John Lee Hooker, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Muddy Waters, Etta James, Gatemouth Brown, Bobby Blue Bland, Willie Dixon, Johnny Winter, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Big Mama Thornton, Koko Taylor and of course, the Allman Brothers Band, Gregg Allman, Eric Clapton, Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi and Warren Haynes and Gov’t Mule and many more.
- Four canvas prints, featuring Bob Marley and Tom Waits
- Framed 30×30 prints of Buddy Guy and Etta James