The Decade that Rocked: A Tribute to Eighties Rock & Metal by Photographer Mark Weiss

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05/21/2021 - 09/12/2021
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36 Church Street, Middletown NJ 07748

The Decade that Rocked: A Tribute to Eighties Rock & Metal

We’re excited to reopen our gallery doors with the work of renowned Rock n’ Roll photographer and longtime local resident Mark “WEISSGUY” Weiss!

EXHIBIT DATES: May 21 – September 12

The show will be on view from May 21 through September 12 (extended from August 15) and celebrates Weiss’s birthday with an entertaining weekend of events from Thursday, June 24th to Saturday, June 26th. Gallery hours are currently by appointment only.


The Decade that Rocked: A Tribute to the 80’s encapsulates the heyday of these rock and metal icons with images of a young Jon Bon Jovi at the Freehold Raceway in 1980; Ozzy Osbourne on the roof of Asbury Park’s Convention Hall in 1981; Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider taking on Washington D.C. in 1985 for the Parents of Music Resource Center hearings; Guns N’ Roses outside CBGB in Manhattan in 1987 and much more.


Mark “Weissguy” Weiss is a world-renowned photographer who has traveled the globe photographing legends from Van Halen, Ozzy Osbourne, Aerosmith, and Mötley Crüe to Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Bon Jovi, and KISS. Weiss’s iconic images capture the artists onstage, backstage, and behind the scenes. He visually documented historic events including the US Festival, Live Aid, the Moscow Music Peace Festival, and the PMRC hearings in Washington, DC. His photographs have been published in thousands of magazines worldwide, and he is responsible for two of the era’s defining album covers, Bon Jovi’s Slippery When Wet and Twisted Sister’s Stay Hungry. His inimitable photographs helped craft the visual imagery of rock and metal in the 1980s.

Weiss currently donates a portion of proceeds from his CHARITYBUZZ auction sales of signed photography to the MAC. Go to CHARITYBUZZ and bid now!

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