Veteran photographer/director Chris Cuffaro is pleased to announce the official launch of Greatest Hits: Jane’s Addiction, an exclusive three-day exhibit of one of rock’s most legendary and influential bands at its incendiary peak.
Opening Night kicks off Thursday, September 15th at 7pm for VIP Industry and Media, with General Admission at 8pm to 10pm. Cuffaro’s original photography will take center stage at Musichead Gallery (7420 Sunset Blvd.) while DJ Fred Sablan will keep the beats pumping throughout each night.
NFT Opening Night will take place Friday, September 16 (7:30pm-10pm), with Cuffaro dropping NFTs and collab NFTs alongside artist Chris Arvan and catering to the NFT community and attendees who could not make the Thursday night opening.
On Saturday, September 17, the third day of the exhibit will feature an afternoon ‘Artist Talk’ speaking event at 1pm, followed by musical performances by the band Bexley and surprise guests.
“Way back in 1989 I went to Santa Barbara to see the band Mary’s Danish do a show on the UCSB campus, where they opened for a band I had never heard of at the time… Jane’s Addiction. I was into jazz, funk, R&B and rock, so seeing them come on stage and do their thing blew my fucking mind! I had never seen or heard anything like them before, and it was love at first sight and sound,” he says.
“My first shoot was with lead singer Perry Farrell for Exposure Magazine in 1989. It’s when I got my iconic Jesus Christ Pose photo at the shoot, but the magazine didn’t like the results so I shot him again. This time we painted him silver and the rest is history.
“In July 1990 I got to shoot the Ritual De Lo Habitual publicity photos for Warner Brothers Records, and I got to know them and their management very well. This respect and trust led to me shooting them as much as I could for almost two years. I shot a bunch of live shows, a handful of Lollapaloozas, behind the scenes, portraits and the infamous ‘Last Show’ in Hawaii.
“I will always be grateful for the trust they gave me so that I could get the best photos ever; they let me shoot whatever I wanted and never put any restrictions on me. The best part of this time was the music and all the experiences that I had. I’m so lucky I got these photos to remember it all.”
Cuffaro is available on Wednesday (9/14) for interviews and promotional opportunities at the Gallery during Prep Day. The Jane’s Addiction exhibit invite is currently up on his official artist newsletter. For tickets, go to Eventbrite.com
To learn more about Chris Cuffaro, visit CuffaroHits.com.
ABOUT CHRIS CUFFARO:
California native Chris Cuffaro has photographed the best of the best in the entertainment world – actors, models, athletes and musicians – for more than 40 years. He began his career by shooting local rock shows for fun, then moved to Los Angeles in the early ‘80s to create eye-popping images in the commercial and editorial space for such publications as Rolling Stone, Spin, RayGun, Vibe, Musician, Entertainment Weekly, US, Stuff, Maxim, Premiere, British Elle and W.
More recently, Cuffaro has presented multiple exhibitions celebrating his iconic music photography; he started with Greatest Hits: Los Angeles and then followed up with GH: Martini Ranch, GH: George Michael, GH: Grunge, GH: Pearl Jam and GH: Michael Hutchence. He is currently working on an official Greatest Hitsdocumentary and expanding his popular exhibition to accommodate a worldwide audience.
His natural talent, versatility and tireless pursuit of artistic expression continue to grow, no matter the medium. “Regardless of what I’ve been able to accomplish in the past, there are always new mountains to climb and new borders to cross,” says Cuffaro. “I’m excited by where I’m going and what lies ahead… by the journey as well as the destination.” For more information, visit CuffaroHits.com.
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