Mick and street artist Fin DAC have collaborated on a joint collaborations entitled “MIDARO”, consisting of four prints of original Mick Rock photos of Debbie Harry, Iggy Pop, David Bowie and Lou Reed, adapted and interpreted by Fin DAC.
The prints are available in runs of 51 each, and three of the original unique MIDARO prints will be auctioned with proceeds going to the NHS, mental health charity Calm and humanitarian agency Care International. Alongside these new works, Rock has dipped into his sizeable archive to select some personal favourite images, again each featuring one of the four subjects – Bowie, Reed, Harry and Iggy – between 1969 and 1980, which will be sold in three to five limited-edition sizes per print.
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It is with the heaviest of hearts that we share our beloved psychedelic renegade Mick Rock has made the Jungian journey to the other side. Those who had the pleasure of existing in his orbit, know that Mick was always so much more than ’The Man Who Shot The 70s.’ He was a photographic poet — a true force of nature who spent his days doing exactly what he loved, always in his own delightfully outrageous way.
The stars seemed to effortlessly align for Mick when he was behind the camera; feeding off of the unique charisma of his subjects electrified and energized him. His intent always intense. His focus always total. A man fascinated with image, he absorbed visual beings through his lens and immersed himself in their art, thus creating some of the most magnificent photographs rock music has ever seen. To know Mick was to love him. He was a mythical creature; the likes of which we shall never experience again.
Let us not mourn the loss, but instead, celebrate the fabulous life and extraordinary career of Michael David Rock. While you do so in your own way, we must ask that the privacy of his nearest and dearest be respected at this time. Therefore, there will be no further comments.
Photo: Nathalie Rock