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Nalinee Darmrong | The Smiths

  • Mr Musichead Gallery 7420 Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA, 90046 United States (map)

On display until May 25, 2017

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 4, 2017 7pm-10pm
DJ set from Jim Smith of The Smell
Debut Los Angeles exhibition from Nalinee Darmrong. The photographer will be present to sign copies of her book The Smiths (Rizzoli Publications).
Free and open to the public!

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It’s difficult to talk about The Smiths without also talking about their breakup. The fact that they disbanded—after a little more than four years and seventy songs—abruptly and explosively on the brink of becoming megastars, only adds to the rabid, cult devotion of their fans. Today, The Smiths are still considered one of the most influential rock bands of the late twentieth century. 

During the band’s peak years, photographer Nalinee Darmrong traveled with and captured the live and backstage moments on their Meat is Murder and The Queen is Dead tours of 1985 and 1986. Nalinee Darmrong’s photographs have been largely unseen until the recent publication of her book ‘The Smiths’ from Rizzoli last year. 

Darmrong’s photographs impart a frenetic energy of the band during performances, and a private, almost familial chronicle of the band off-stage and behind the scenes. This exhibition is an insider’s look at a remarkable band during the height of their creative period and apex of popularity. 

This is the first exhibition in Los Angeles of Darmrong’s photographs of The Smiths. There will be an opening reception at Mr Musichead Gallery the evening of Thursday, May 4th featuring drinks and an all vinyl DJ set honoring The Smiths from Jim Smith of The Smell. The photographer will be present to sign copies of her book.

In association with Govinda Gallery.