Black Lightning Gallery Steve Vai Signature Edition

Steve Vai Black Lightning Gallery

Black Lightning Gallery has just unveiled the Steve Vai Signed Editions, beautifully presented, historically awesome images photographed by Gene Kirkland and personally signed and numbered by Steve and Gene. There are two images in the run: “Wings Of The Storm,” featuring Steve during his Whitesnake era during the “Fool For Your Loving” video shoot in 1989, and “Goin’ Crazy,” capturing Steve in 1985 with his famous flame guitar as seen in the David Lee Roth ‘Goin Crazy’ Video from Eat ‘Em And Smile.

These images are both printed to the highest standards at Giclée Fine Art print archival gallery quality and they’re extremely limited: only 15 of each exist, priced at $777 each unframed or $930 framed. They’re each presented with a signed Certificate Of Authenticity and each print is numbered in sequence as ordered. This is serious ‘deluxe mancave’ stuff.

Introducing Black Lightning Gallery

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Are you a fan of great guitar music? Of course you are. Do you need some inspiration for the wall of your music space? Maybe a shrine to your favourite artists? Or just something cool to hang above the fireplace? Check out Black Lightning Gallery in Los Angeles. Founded by Rohan Ocean, Black Lightning Gallery is about to unveil a fine art photography collection from prolific rock photographer Gene Kirkland (whose work I’ve long admired – his name is burned into my head from all sorts of guitar mags). The photos include a recently discovered collection of some of rock’s most pivotal and historically important moments. Vai and DLR. Metallica taking over the world. Guns N’ Roses at the “Sweet Child ‘O Mine” video shoot. Aerosmith. Black Sabbath. Ozzy getting chummy with a white dove (from the cover of Guitar School magazine – I totally have that issue in the other room). Randy Rhoads. Motley Crue at the “Girls, Girls, Girls” video shoot. They’ll be released as numbered, signed limited edition prints exclusively via Black Lightning Gallery, and will only be available until the limited numbers are sold. there will not be additional runs of the photos.

Here’s an example of some of the great stuff you’ll see on the site:

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“Metallica were unstoppable in 1988. A new album And Justice for All… was released. Their first single release ‘One’ came with a haunting and unforgettable video, Making the song itself display the full meaning of the lyrics. The band was shot in black and white while the movie had color moments in the flashbacks.
The following Justice world tour was massive in scope with 5 legs and 222 dates. Staging included the huge Dorothy statue recreated from the cover of the album that broke down during the title track. A full lighting rig that come off and swung very close to Lars’ drum riser. The justice show was epic. The full experience is immortalized and officially released in the Live Shit: Binge and Purge Box set recording at Seattle Coliseum, Seattle, Washington over 2 night on August 29 and 30, 1989.”