Taschen Grand Opening With David Bailey and the Rolling Stones (PHOTOS)

December 17, 2014 6:54 PM

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'Twas the night before the grand opening of Taschen's expansive commercial gallery space in Los Angeles, and Jack Nicholson's Lakers beat my Spurs in overtime in San Antonio. Since Nicholson is a notorious Laker courtside attraction, imagine the irony of spending the afternoon before Taschen's opening, screening two extremely obscure Nicholson films, The Shooting and Ride In The Whirlwind, both directed by Monte Hellman. So here I am, photojournalist of LA's art scene, getting a weekend dose of Nicholson, only to see him greet Taschen's celebrated photographer, David Bailey, at the opening like two lost friends after the war.

Located at the corner of Beverly and Crescent Heights in Los Angeles, near West Hollywood, Nicholson and Bailey, a legendary English fashion and portrait photographer, posed for pros and smartphones, then walked down a block together on the Crescent Heights side of the gallery for a stroll and a smo...

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