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The Clash | Bob Gruen / Vintage Photographs 

TMPG presents a special selection of vintage prints, one-of-a-kind pieces and limited edition artworks, which have been developed by the artist in the years the shots were made.

The body of work includes some never-before-seen images. It consists of photographs taken in the studio, on stage, on the street, in work situations or also in relaxation and fun.

 

When Bob met The Clash, a synergy of mutual respect and musical passion was established, leading to six years of documenting the adventures of the world-revered band. His relationship with them in those years transcended the professional sphere, having made him one more member of the group. It could be literal, given that Bob Gruen played trumpet at one of their shows.

Featured works

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Joe Strummer - On Plane
USA, 1980
Silver Gelatin Print
Image: 7 3/4 inch x 9 3/4 inch Paper: 8x10
Single Weight Fiber
Printed 1980
Copy 1 of 3
Button

WORLDWIDE

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Joe Strummer with microphone

USA, 1979
Silver Gelatin Print
Image: 7 3/4 inch x 9 3/4 inch Paper: 8x10
Single Weight Fiber
Printed 1979
Copy 1 of 6

WORLDWIDE

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Joe Strummer with sunglasses
JFK Stadium in Philadelphia, PA, 1982
Silver Gelatin Print
Image: 7 3/4 inch x 9 3/4 inch Paper: 8x10
Single Weight Fiber
Printed 1982
Copy 1 of 2
Button

WORLDWIDE

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Joe Strummer -  Hofstra University

Long Island, NY, 1984

Silver Gelatin Print
Image: 7 3/4 inch x 9 3/4 inch Paper: 8x10
Single Weight Fiber
Printed 1984
Copy 1 of 2

WORLDWIDE

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The Clash - Top of The Rock
New York City, 1981
Silver Gelatin Print
Image: 7 3/4 inch x 9 3/4 inch Paper: 8x10
Single Weight Fiber
Printed 1981
Copy 1 of 8
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Mick Jones, Paul Simonon & Joe Strummer -Baseball Bat On Road
California, USA, 1979
Silver Gelatin Print
Image: 7 3/4 inch x 9 3/4 inch Paper: 8x10
Single Weight Fiber
Printed 1979
Copy 1 of 2

WORLDWIDE

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Clash - Interview Band shot. USA, 1979

Silver Gelatin Print
Image: 7 3/4 inch x 9 3/4 inch Paper: 8x10 inch
Single Weight Fiber
Printed 1979
Copy 1 of 6

WORLDWIDE

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The Clash backstage at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. Los Angeles, 1980
Silver Gelatin Print
Image: 7 1/4 inch x 9 5/8 Paper: 8x10

Single Weight Fiber
Printed c. 1980
Copy 1 of 3

WORLDWIDE

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Mick Jones with Newspaper USA Tour

Silver Gelatin Print
Image: 7 inch x 9 3/4 inch Paper: 8x10
Single Weight Fiber

Printed 1979
Copy 1 of 1 (Unique Piece)

WORLDWIDE

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Joe Strummer / Clash Saturday Night Live, NYC
Silver Gelatin Print
Image: 7 inch x 9 inch Paper: 8x10
Double Weight Fiber
Printed c. 1980's (no stamp)
Copy 1 of 4

WORLDWIDE

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Joe Strummer's profile on the Plane
USA, 1980
Silver Gelatin Print
Image: 7 3/4 inch x 9 3/4 inch Paper: 8x10
Single Weight Fiber
Printed 1980
Copy 1 of 2
Button
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(L-R) Mick Jones, Joe Strummer and Paul Simonon
The Warfield, San Francisco, CA, 1979
Silver Gelatin Print
Image: 7 3/4 inch x 9 3/4 inch Paper: 8x10
Single Weight Fiber
Printed 1979
Copy 1 of 2
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The Clash on stage
Boston MA, 1979
Silver Gelatin Print
Image: 7 3/4 inch x 9 3/4 inch Paper: 8x10
Single Weight Fiber
Printed 1979
Copy 1 of 8
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Joe Strummer. England, 1978

Silver Gelatin Print
Image: 7 3/4 inch x 9 3/4 inch Paper: 8x10
Single Weight Fiber
Printed 1978
Copy 1 of 3
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Clash - Fronts In Dressing Room

England, 1979

Silver Gelatin Print
Image: 7 3/4 inch x 9 3/4 inch Paper: 8x10
Single Weight Fiber
Printed 1979
Copy 1 of 2
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Clash - Live at Leeds

England, 1977

Silver Gelatin Print
Image: 7 3/4 inch x 9 3/4 inch Paper: 8x10
Single Weight Fiber
Printed 1977
Copy 1 of 2
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Clash goes Live

USA, 1979

Silver Gelatin Print
Image: 7 3/4 inch x 9 3/4 inch Paper: 8x10
Single Weight Fiber
Printed 1979
UNIQUE

WORLDWIDE

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Joe Strummer. Clash - JFK Stadium
Philadelphia, PA, 1982
Silver Gelatin Print
Image: 7 3/4 inch x 9 3/4 inch Paper: 8x10
Single Weight Fiber
Printed 1982
UNIQUE
Button

WORLDWIDE

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Joe Strummer - Hand on Eyes

Clouds, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1977

Silver Gelatin Print
Image: 7 3/4 inch x 9 3/4 inch Paper: 8x10
Single Weight Fiber
Printed 1977
Copy 1 of 2
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Clash - Live Temple Beautiful
San Francisco, CA,  1979
Silver Gelatin Print
Image: 7 3/4 inch x 9 3/4 inch Paper: 8x10
Single Weight Fiber
Printed 1979
Copy 1 of 3

WORLDWIDE

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Clash - Joe Strummer Profile

Clouds, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1977

Silver Gelatin Print
Image: 7 3/4 inch x 9 3/4 inch Paper: 8x10
Single Weight Fiber
Printed 1977
Copy 1 of 3
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Mick Jones on stage

Palladium, New York City, 1980

Silver Gelatin Print
Image: 7 3/4 inch x 9 3/4 inch Paper: 8x10
Single Weight Fiber
Printed 1980
UNIQUE

WORLDWIDE

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Clash - Gruenmobile. San Gennaro Festival
New York City, 1978 
Silver Gelatin Print
Image: 7 3/4 inch x 9 3/4 inch Paper: 8x10
Single Weight Fiber
Printed 1978
Copy 1 of 15

WORLDWIDE

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Paul Simonon, Mick Jones, Topper Headon & Joe Strummer. San Gennaro Festival

New York City, 1978

Silver Gelatin Print
Image: 7 3/4 inch x 9 3/4 inch Paper: 8x10
Single Weight Fiber
Printed 1978
Copy 1 of 2