We all thought that this was pretty interesting… McIntosh provided the audio experience for the opening of Stevie Nicks’ 24 Karat Gold photography exhibition at the Morrison Hotel Gallery, New York, in October. The opening event showcased Stevie’s 24 Karat Gold exhibition: a photographic journey into the private world of the rock legend, through previously unseen self-portraits from her personal Polaroid collection, taken between 1975 and 1987.
From the mid-seventies, Stevie Nicks used her Polaroid camera to capture a number of self- portraits both at home and on tour around the world. The exhibition, which ran up until the 31st of October, shares the same name as her new solo album: 24 Karat Gold – Songs From The Vault. It was during the recording of 24 Karat Gold earlier in 2014, that Stevie decided to share her unseen self-portraits, each of which is individually signed and numbered.
Stevie said: “Some people don’t sleep at night — I am one of those people. These pictures were taken long after everyone had gone to bed. I would begin after midnight and go until four or five in the morning. I stopped at sunrise like a vampire! I never really thought anyone would ever see these pictures — they went into shoeboxes, where they remained. I did everything: I was the stylist, the makeup artist, the furniture-mover, the lighting director. It was my joy: I was the model.”
The exhibit was curated by rock legend Dave Stewart with guests enjoying Stevie’s new album, 24 Karat Gold – Songs From The Vault, through a McIntosh system comprising: MC1.2KW mono power amplifiers; a C50 preamp; MCD1100 CD player; MT5 turntable; a MEN220 room-correction system and XRT1K speakers.