From Brooks Museum:
Join First Third Books, Big Star drummer Jody Stephens and photographers Michael O’Brien, Maude Schuyler Clay and David Bell for a celebration of the release of BIG STAR – Isolated in the Light. This limited edition photography book chronicles the career of the now-iconic cult band from Memphis and features over 200 color and black and white photographs by artists such as William Eggleston, Michael O’Brien, Maude Schuyler Clay, Carole Manning, David Bell, Stephanie Chernikowski, and David Godlis and historic images from the vaults of Ardent Records.
Meet in the rotunda for a cash bar beginning at 5:30 pm, followed by a panel discussion in the museum’s auditorium at 6:30, moderated by Bob Mehr, contributor to Isolated In The Light and author of Trouble Boys: The True Story Of The Replacements. Mehr, an authority on Big Star, also contributed to the Big Star career retrospective box set, Keep An Eye On The Sky.
At the end of the evening a book signing will take place in the museum’s Chandler Gallery, where the in-house exhibition Selections from William Eggleston’s Portfolios are currently on view.
Copies of BIG STAR – Isolated in the Light will be available for sale at the event and for pre-order at www.firstthirdbooks.com. A hardback limited edition is available for $53 and a special edition, including a previously unpublished signed and numbered print from Michael O’Brien and two posters, is available for $98.