MIAMI BEACH (July 9, 2007) – Ocean Drive magazine partners up with Social Miami at The Sagamore Hotel to host the I’LL BE WATCHING YOU: INSIDE THE POLICE 1980-1983 photographic exhibition by The Police guitarist Andy Summers. The exhibition will be the third of six world stops presented by Rockarchive.com and opens Wednesday, July 11 and will continue Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday July 12-15. The exhibition will be on display in the Sagamore Hotel’s lobby and a representative will be present from 3-10 pm each day for print and book sales. Admission is complimentary.
The limited edition book, Iâ€™LL BE WATCHING YOU: INSIDE THE POLICE 1980-1983, and Summersâ€™ autobiography, â€œOne Train Laterâ€, will be available during the event. Limited edition prints offered through Rockaarchive.com will be on display and available for purchase in three sizes: 12×16â€, 18X28â€ and 40×63â€.
Beginning in 1980, Summers documented The Police, behind the scenes in a series of candid and striking black and white photos. Possessing a visual gift for composition and mood allowed him to capture the spirit of The Police more intimately than anyone else.
Summers, one of the most prolific guitarists of all time, is now in the midst of The Police sold-out tour celebrating their 30th reunion. Andy Summers heralds his return with a biathlon of photographic output: an exclusive photographic exhibition in five cities produced on the HP Designjet Z3100 Photo Printer series, and a book published by Taschen. The gallery shows, presented in conjunction with Rockarchive.com began in June at the Laurie Frank Gallery in the famed Los Angeles art complex Bergamot Station, and will be followed by similar exhibitions in July at Newbury Fine Art in Boston and Gjethuset in Denmark.
The Sagamore, the Art Hotel, is a unique destination for the show and is ocean-front on South Beach. Social Miami, a premier restaurant and South Beach destination, calls Sagamore home, as does The Sagamore Collection, contemporary artwork by recognized, emerging and world-renowned artists. The Sagamore Hotel is located at 1671 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida 33139. For more information visit http://www.sagamorehotel.com or call (305) 535-8088.
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