JOHN LENNON

THE NEW YORK

YEARS

John Lennon: The New York Years, which spans 1971 to 1980, is an extraordinary, intimate portrait of John Lennon through the lens and the pen of one of the people who knew him best-his friend and personal photographer Bob Gruen. From the One to On concert at Madison Square Garden to Lennon's return to New York from his "Lost Weekend," from the birth of Sean Lennon to recording sessions for Lennon's last album, Double Fantasy, the images from their decade of friendship, some of which have never before been seen, fill the galleries of this exhibition.

by Bob Gruen

 

QUEEN

THE BOHEMIAN

RHAPSODY YEARS

This series of photographs documents the spectacularly productive artistic relationship between Mick Rock and Queen during the 1970’s. Hailed as “the man who shot the ‘70s,” Mick launched his career chronicling the rise and fall of Ziggy Stardust, and moved on to photograph Lou Reed, the Sex Pistols, and Queen. Through more than 100 images from his vast archive, follow Mick from Queen’s watershed gig in London, through to the legendary free concert in Hyde Park. Fascinating anecdotes on his time with the group provide a comprehensive portrait of one of the world’s great bands at a pivotal time in their career.

by Mick Rock

DAVID BOWIE

THE RISE OF

ZIGGY STARDUST

Mick Rock wasn't just the photographer of David Bowie when he was inventing himself but also his creative partner in tis process. Mick Rock portrayed the Rise of Ziggy Stardust as nobody did.

Beyond the amazing archive of images from those years that compone the show the work exhibited includes two original videos: "Life on Mars" and 
 "Space Oddity".

By Mick Rock

BEATLES

& STONES

THE LOST 

PHOTOGRAPHS

The Lost Beatles Photographs is a milestone for rock and roll collecting: the largest trove of never-before-seen rock photographs ever uncovered reveals the Fab Four on their earliest American tours during the 1960s. Selected from a cache of intimate, behind-the-scenes snapshots taken by Bob Bonis—the US tour manager for the boys from Liverpool as well as the Rolling Stones and other British Invasion bands—The Lost Beatles Photographs reveals the casual, human side of a young John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr.

By Bob Bonis

RAMONES

& CBGBS

FROM CHAOS

TO CULTURE

Roberta Bayley made the cover photograph for The Ramones first album, and The Heartbreakers’ album LAMF. She photographed Blondie, The Sex Pistols, and many more punk  and new wave artists in New York in the late seventies.

By Roberta Bayley

ROCK SEEN

THE HISTORY 

OF ROCK´N ROLL

Gruen has curated his favorite photographs from his career and paired them with intimate captions and behind-­-the-­-scenes anecdotes.
This lavish monograph features such illustrious acts as the Clash, Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, the Sex Pistols, the Ramones, and more,
and includes an introduction by the legendary Debbie Harry of Blondie.
The official Exhibition of rock and roll’s most famous photographer, Rock Seen is a must-­-see for all rock fans.

By Bob Gruen

GLAM!

Here is a seminal collection of images of the glam rock era taken by legendary photographer Mick Rock. Includes outstanding photos of David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Andy Warhol, Lou Reed, and a host of other characters that defined the movement.

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STUDIO 54

Studio 54 by Rose Hartman traces the radiant history, social politics, and trailblazing aesthetics of the most iconic nightclub of all time. Behind the velvet rope, partygoers of all backgrounds and lifestyles could come together for nights of music, dazzling lights, and the popular song and dance “The Hustle.”

U2

JOSHUA TREE

Anton Corbijn spent a week traveling the Mojave Desert, looking for the perfect location.  Over several days in late 1986, the band and Anton traveled the American Southwest in a bus, staying in small hotels along the way.  They started in Reno, NV and went through Bodie, Twentynine Palms and all around (and in) Death Valley.  Corbjin was struck by the Joshua Trees and told the band of the story of the trees name.  Bono liked the origin of the tree’s name and its religious significance (early settlers named the plant after the Old Testament prophet Joshua, as the tree’s stretching branches reminded them of Joshua raising his hands in prayer).  The rest is history.

DISCO

These shots capture the very essence of what going out was, is, and should be, all about. They showed the true democracy of the dance floor where anyone could be a star, as long as they had the right attitude and flair. The images in this show are a document of an incredibly exciting and creative time, not only in music, but also in social, political and fashion history too. All the photographs featured were shot by Bernstein. Manhattan was the epicenter of disco and Bill Bernstein captured it all.

NEW YORK

& THE 70´S

A new collection of unseen photographs of New York City's 1970s punk heyday, by one of the icons of the city's golden age of music, Blondie's Chris Stein.

By Chris Stein

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MY 

RAMONES

The punk-rock band history told with images by the responsible of its birth. 

By Danny Fields 

WOODSTOCK

1969

These images of Bob Dylan and The Band, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Joan Baez, Van Morrison, Richie Havens, and many others documented the music scene during that classic rock and roll period which culminated with the 1969 Woodstock Festival.

By Elliot Landy

THE GOLDEN AGE 

NYC - Music Scene 1974 - 1983

Fascinating photographs taken by Allan Tannenbaum, the chief photographer of the SoHo Weekly News, documenting an exciting era in New York City – the 1970s. The city was bursting with creative activity and things were happening all over. 

By Allan Tannenbaum

BOB DYLAN

Collective Exhibition

HIP - HOP

By Chi Modu

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