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Vain Victory.
Women In Revolt
Six inches of
throbbing femininity

Nov. 10-13, 2022
Le Grand Palais Éphémère
Paris, France

The Music Photo Gallery presents "Vain Victory. Women In Revolt: Six inches of throbbing femininity" at Paris Photo 2022 (main section).

This exhibition proposal delivers a selection of very rare, never-before-seen videos and photographs. This includes ephemeral documentation related to the underground hit written by Jackie Curtis, with Candy darling and Holly Woodland, all captured through the lens of Bob Gruen.

Revisiting this work is about understanding and realizing the radical transformation that marked modern culture with the beginning of the feminist and transgender movement in the United States, in the early 70s.

Max Kansas City, CBGB, Studio 54, were the main scenarios of the artistic events where rock and punk idols starred together with the enthusiastic youth bohemian avant-garde aesthetic and musical revolution. Patti Smith, Debbie Harry, Andy Warhol, David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Bob Dylan, John Lennon, are some of the most remarkable referents.

Curator: Julien Frydman

Introduction by: 

Featured artworks

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Holly Woodlawn at 29th St. Studio, NYC 1971 

Unique Piece / Copy 1 of 1

Very rare vintage print

Printed c. 1971


Silver Gelatin print


Size: 11 x 14 inch.


Stamped and Signed by the Bob Gruen 

Lou Reed's "Walk On The Wild Side" was written partly about Andy Warhol superstar/transgender actress Holly Woodlawn.

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Holly Woodlawn at 29th St. Studio, NYC 1971 

Unique Piece / Copy 1 of 1

Very rare vintage print

Printed c. 1971


Silver Gelatin print


Size: 11 x 14 inch.


Stamped and Signed by the Bob Gruen 

HollyWoodlawn571_3-34a_1971_Gruen.jpg


Holly Woodlawn at 29th St. Studio, NYC 1971 

Unique Piece / Copy 1 of 1

Very rare vintage print

Printed c. 1971


Silver Gelatin print


Size: 11 x 14 inch.


Stamped and Signed by the Bob Gruen 

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Holly Woodlawn at 29th St. Studio, NYC 1971 

Unique Piece / Copy 1 of 1

Very rare vintage print

Printed c. 1971


Silver Gelatin print


Size: 11 x 14 inch.


Stamped and Signed by the Bob Gruen 

HollyWoodlawn571_3-14a_1971_Gruen.jpg


Holly Woodlawn at 29th St. Studio, NYC 1971 

Unique Piece / Copy 1 of 1

Very rare vintage print

Printed c. 1971


Silver Gelatin print


Size: 11 x 14 inch.


Stamped and Signed by the Bob Gruen