THE NEW YORK
Multimedia Touring Exhibition
by Bob Gruen
The Music Photo Gallery is pleased to present the Official Multimedia Touring Exhibition “John Lennon, The New York Years” by Bob Gruen, the icon of Rock and Roll photography of all the times. Gruen’s work explores the life of John Lennon and Yoko Ono during the 70s and provides an intimate look at New York City at the beginning of the movement that would mark an entire generation and change the world for the upcoming generations.
The exhibition shows the most relevant of the relationship between John and Yoko, his role as a father, as an ex-beatle and a rock-star at the moment of maximum fame; the excesses, his band, the concerts, the parties and also his moments of intimacy and rest. It is a deep look of John Lennon as a person beyond his internationally known image. A “behind the scenes” that only his personal friend could have achieved.
The aim of the exhibition is to bring the message of “Peace and Love” to the whole world, as far as possible, sharing it with current and future generations.
A Record Exhibition in South América
New York rock photographer Bob Gruen’s show “The John Lennon Exhibition” brought in a whopping 400,000 visitors over a three-week run in Buenos Aires at the Recoleta Cultural Center. The show, which wrapped up yesterday, coincided with a Spanish-language edition of Gruen’s book, “John Lennon: The New York Years” — which has already been published in English, Japanese, German and French. Gruen flew to Argentina for the show’s opening festivities,
and even handled DJ duties at an after-party. The shutterbug, who’s also shot Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones and Joe Strummer, had served as Lennon’s personal photographer during the former Beatle’s New York years, including taking the iconic photos of Lennon
in an NYC T-shirt plus the first-ever babypictures of son Sean Lennon.
Official Statement from the government press office
of the city of Buenos Aires.
"Around 500 thousand people visited the John Lennon Exhibition"
Was exhibited from June 19th to July 7th and it was the most visited show of the Centro Cultural Recoleta in its whole history. A photo coverage shows the images of an record exhibition. July 11th, 2013