Sunset Marquis Hotel and Morrison Hotel Gallery Present a Holiday Celebration Hosted by Bad Santa, Billy Bob Thornton With A Photography Exhibition and Sale by Timothy White
On Thursday, December 15th the Sunset Marquis Hotel and Morrison Hotel Gallery presented a holiday soiree. Hosted by Bad Santa himself, Billy Bob Thornton the party took over the 3 ½ acres of the hotel including its award-winning restaurant, bar and café.
But the star of the night wasn’t just the party, it was Timothy White’s photographs as well. One of the most renowned photographers of our generation, his work has influenced pop culture in ways you may not even be aware of. A recipient of the Lucie Award for International Photographer of the Year, Mr. White, a partner of Morrison Hotel Gallery, will exhibit some of the most powerful examples from his body of work – only a snippet of the thousands of images he has created throughout his career.
The exhibit, which will be up through January 3rd, 2017, consists of 35 to 40 images and features commanding photographs of subjects such as Aretha Franklin, Harrison Ford, Brad Pitt, James Brown, Johnny Depp, Luciano Pavarotti, Michael Jackson, Audrey Hepburn, Jay Z, Robin Williams, Bruce Springsteen, Elizabeth Taylor and many others. In addition to the exhibit, White’s work is displayed throughout the hotel in larger than life 40×60 images.
Staying true to form, Mr. White has created a counter culture of cool at the Sunset Marquis by hosting one-of-a-kind monthly events that feature exhibits from other Morrison Hotel Gallery photographers, rare film shown on a 30-foot screen, live performances, and more. White has worked with some of the most legendary talents in music, movies and TV, and has photographed some of the most recognizable movie posters of our time. His work has been featured on the covers and in the pages of countless high-profile publications and album covers of some of the most extraordinary musicians.
Dawn Kamerling, owner and CEO of The Press House says of White, “In the 20 years I have been doing PR, it’s rare to come across someone as creative and passionate as Timothy White. I have no doubt that he and his work will leave a significant mark on the thumbprint of art for our generation.”
Hosted by Mr. White’s long-time friend, Billy Bob Thornton, the holiday celebration included live music in 3 areas of the hotel, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a super exclusive VIP carving station.
White has photographed the movie posters for Bad Santa and Bad Santa II, which opened November 23rd, along with several other posters for Miramax films.
The holiday party was invite only and not open to the public.
About Morrison Hotel® Gallery
Morrison Hotel® Gallery (MHG) was founded in 2001 by former record company executive Peter Blachley, music retail industry professional Richard Horowitz, and legendary music photographer Henry Diltz. In 2012, author, director and photographer Timothy White joined the team, launching an additional West Coast gallery at The Sunset Marquis Hotel in West Hollywood. The partners just launched a new location at Mick Fleetwood’s General Store in Maui, Hawaii.
MHG is the world’s leading brand in fine art music photography representing over 100 of the world’s finest music photographers and their archives. Their vast catalog of photography encompasses jazz, blues, and rock imagery spanning several generations through to today’s contemporary music artists and now includes iconic photographs in the world of sports as well. MHG has a robust online presence, featuring over 100,000 images searchable by photographer, music artist, band or concert.