STAR PHOTOGRAPHER MARKUS KLINKO, MODERN ROCKS GALLERY ANNOUNCE AUCTION TO BENEFIT RED CROSS HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF
ICONIC, SIGNED, FIRST WORLDWIDE EDITION BEYONCÉ PHOTOGRAPHS WILL RAISE FUNDS, AWARNESS FOR HOUSTON, COASTAL HURRICANE RELIEF NEEDS
(AUSTIN, TEXAS) – Award-winning, international fashion and celebrity photographer Markus Klinko and Texas-based Modern Rocks Gallery today announced the launch of “Dangerously in Love with Houston: Modern Rocks Gallery / Markus Klinko Auction,” an online auction of signed, first worldwide edition Beyoncé photographs with proceeds benefiting the Red Cross and its Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.
The online auction will feature three 16”X20” photographs of Houston-native Beyoncé from the 2003 cover shoot of her debut solo album, Dangerously in Love, signed by Markus Klinko.
Fujifilm supports the auction with printing and mounting, while Broncolor will donate shipping of the photographs to auction winners. All money raised from the auctions will go to the Red Cross Houston and Gulf Coast relief efforts.
The auction is online at https://www.modernrocksgallery.com/hurricane-relief and begins at 2 pm CST, Wed., Aug. 30 and closes at 2 pm CST, Sat., Sept. 9, 2017.
“I met Beyonce first in 2000 as a member of Destiny’s Child during a photo shoot for Vibe and later was hired to shoot the cover of Beyoncé’s debut solo album, Dangerously in Love. The images in our Hurricane Harvey relief auction were shot at my Soho studio,” said Klinko. “And, I remember this shoot as one of my favorite experiences. Beyoncé later shared that these photographs were her all-time favorites.”
“It’s a privilege to have the opportunity to support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The catastrophic impact on Houston and the Texas Gulf Coast will require months and years of recovery, relief and rebuilding. It’s one way I can help raise funds and awareness for the people of Houston and the Texas Gulf Coast,” added Klinko.
We’re grateful for Markus’ tremendous generosity in this effort,” Steven Walker, owner of Modern Rocks Gallery said. “Our heart aches for the people of Houston and the Gulf Coast, and we wanted to find a way to raise awareness and critical funds for the recovery and relief efforts there. Being able to feature these iconic images of Houston-born Beyoncé in this auction make the effort even more special.”
About Markus Klinko
Markus Klinko is an award-winning, international fashion/celebrity photographer and director, who has worked with many of today’s most iconic stars of film, music, and fashion. Klinko has photographed the likes of Beyonce, Lady Gaga, David Bowie, Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Kanye West, Anne Hathaway, Kate Winslet, Will Smith, Eva Mendes, Kim Kardashian, Naomi Campbell, and Iman. His editorial clients include Vogue, GQ, Vanity Fair, Harper’s Bazaar, and Interview magazine. Brands such as Lancôme, L’Oréal Paris, Nike, Hugo Boss, Anna Sui, Pepsi, Skyy Vodka, and Remy Martin have hired Klinko to create advertising campaigns. His campaign for Keep A Child Alive raised over one million dollars for children with AIDS in just 3 days
Klinko created the cover for David Bowie’s 2002 album “Heathen” and worked with him again for the cover of GQ’s “Men of the Year” issue. These two stunning photo sessions were bought together for the collection, “Bowie Unseen” which was released in 2016 and is part of Modern Rocks Gallery’s permanent collection.
About Modern Rocks Gallery & Owner Steven Walker
Modern Rocks Gallery has generated worldwide buzz for its exclusive collections of the best in rock photography since it opened in East Austin and online just three years. The gallery features fine art rock photography and signed limited edition and exclusive prints from some of the greatest rock, blues and jazz photographers and artists in the world. Modern Rocks Gallery has featured world and US exclusive works and garnered national and international media attention, including Rolling Stone, NME, Buzzfeed, The Daily Beast, Consequence of Sound, The AV Club, MTV, Billboard, Ovation TV’s American Canvas and British tabloid press.
In just three years, Modern Rocks Gallery has launched new and notable collections, featuring signed, unique, limited edition prints from award winning photographers. Recent and featured additions to the gallery include an exclusive collection of outtakes from Bowie’s Aladdin Sane photographer, Brian Duffy, the legendary rock photographer Mick Rock, Pink Floyd album cover photographer Storm Thorgerson, as well as Kirk Weddle’s Nirvana Nevermind photo shoot, the early archive of acclaimed Austin City Limits photographer Scott Newton, iconic images of David Bowie by Geoff MacCormack and legendary photographer Terry O’Neill’s collection.
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