NEW YORK, NY—Fleetwood Mac blew into town with three area shows as they triumphantly added another chapter to their long history with the return of keyboardist Christine McVie. At Morrison Hotel Gallery, songbird Stevie Nicks staged her own selfies from an era where Polaroids were the rage. During the record of her latest 24 Karat Gold – Songs From The Vault, she rediscovered these hidden gems. Taken at home and on the road, per Nicks, “Some people don’t sleep at night—I am one of those people. These pictures were taken long after everyone had gone to bed. I would begin after midnight and go until four or five in the morning. I stopped at sunrise—like a vampire. I never really thought anyone would ever see these pictures. They went into shoeboxes, where they remained. I did everything—I was the stylist, the makeup artist, the furniture mover, the lighting director. It was my joy—I was the model.”
Dreamy-eyed and misty, Nicks’ intimate self-portraits portray the artist at play in a nighttime slumber party for one. They pull you in and tease you, like the chanteuse’s greatest songs. Sultry and beckoning, they welcome the dreamer, the night owl and songcatcher in us all. Bandmates Mick Fleetwood, McVie, Eurythmics guitarist Dave Stewart, photographers Lisa Robinson, Danny Clinch, Mick Rock and a cast of downtown art lovers made the night a memorable one on the eve of the band’s 28-date world tour announcement. Thank you, Stevie, for sharing.
Hats off to Morrison Hotel Gallery owner Peter Blachley and Dawn Kamerling from The Press House Media for another great event. For more on the gallery, check out morrisonhotelgallery.com.