Over 500 music and art lovers and entertainment industry influencers attended the sold-out Los Angeles opening launch of GREATEST HITS at Gibson Brands Sunset (former Tower Records) in West Hollywood on Thursday, February 2. The premiere art retrospective and photography exhibition GREATEST HITS celebrates the work of veteran Los Angeles photographer CHRIS CUFFARO. Last week’s launch featured special acoustic performances from emerging L.A. artists including Givers & Takers, Josh Todd, Lauren Ruth Ward, Particle Kid, The Palms as well as a DJ setfrom Fred Sablan.
Fans that missed the initial Los Angeles launch can see an abbreviated version of the show from Wednesday, February 8 through Saturday, February 18 at Mr. Musichead Gallery (7420 Sunset Blvd. L.A., CA 90046) in Hollywood.
100% of the net proceeds from art sales and donations from GREATEST HITS benefit the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, a charity providing financial assistance to all types of career musicians who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability or age-related problems. For more information, visit:
The Los Angeles exhibition of GREATEST HITS featured over sixty different photographs–fifteen, large 60×60 photographs as well as over-eighty 24×24 images in limited and numbered quantities including Alice in Chains, Bad Brains, Ben Harper, Brian Wilson, Chris Cornell, Eddie Vedder, Elvis Costello, Fiona Apple, George Harrison, George Michael, Gwen Stefani, Henry Rollins, Ice Cube, Ice-T, Iggy Pop, INXS, Jackson Browne, Jane’s Addiction, John Lydon, Nick Cave, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Eddie Vedder, Phil Collins, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Slash, Social Distortion, Soundgarden, Steve Jones, Terence Trent D’Arby, The Afghan Whigs, The Game, Tommy Lee, White Zombie and Willie Nelson, among others. The show was an experience as visceral as rock n’ roll itself, featuring oversize prints, exclusive musical performances and a host of tastemakers and influencers from the entertainment, art, media and pop culture spheres, staged in the completely non-traditional environment of Gibson Brands Sunset, the former site of the legendary Tower Records store.
GREATEST HITS celebrates the work of veteran photographer CHRIS CUFFARO. Over the past 30 years, CUFFARO has worked with celebrated musicians and A-list entertainers help them define their public image, while establishing his reputation as one of the most respected photographers in the entertainment industry. CUFFARO consistently captures the “real” person behind the famous face and brings a new level of emotional depth to the two dimensional art form of photography. To share his story, CHRIS has chosen over 100 photographs that represent the most iconic images, artists and moments in his career–his GREATEST HITS.
The GREATEST HITS Los Angeles exhibition is made possible by the following partners: Gibson Brands, EDGE Lighting Grip Studio Production, Chromatic, Inc., Mr. Musichead Gallery, Pono Burger, Deep Eddy Vodka, Lagunitas, Casamigos, Kim Crawford Wines, Remixed Bakery, High West Whiskey, Voss Water and Small Town Brewery.