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Rockin' for a Cause: Iconic Jim Marshall photography to be auctioned to benefit MS

Fri, 16 Jul 2010

From black-and-white photographs of some of rock and roll's greatest performers to thoughtful, provocative portrayals of the automobile, Jim Marshall captured enduring images of two of America's greatest passions. Now, for the first time since he died earlier this year, some of his original photographs will be auctioned to benefit his favorite charity, MSFriends.

Two portfolios of Marshall's work from the launch of Nissan's iconic GT-R supercar will be sold at a July 24 fundraiser called Rock for MS at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. The event will also feature donated pictures from other notable photographers that blend famous musicians and their love of cars.

Marshall is considered rock's greatest photographer, and for enthusiasts, these shots are must-haves. Donated by Nissan, they're 16-inch-by-20-inch original photographs signed by Marshall. Mounted and framed, they depict early testing and development of the GT-R at factories in Japan and on the arduous N

By Greg Migliore