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Bob Gruen Debbie Harry, Max's Kansas City, 1976 (Blondie) 2018

Bob Gruen
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Bob Gruen

Debbie Harry (Blondie) Max's Kansas City, 1976 , 2018
Silkscreen and diamond dust on 320 gram Coventry Rag paper. Hand signed and numbered. Unframed. 
34 1/4 × 26 1/2 × 1 3/4 in
87 × 67.3 × 4.4 cm
Edition of 10

Bob Gruen's iconic image of blondie has been silkscreened in a limited edition of only ten (10) with diamond dust additions. For fans of New York in the 1980's and of the legendary Deborah Harry, this is a must have gem.  And if you're taking the New York City subway to see this work at the Art on Paper Fair -- you will see that Gruen's portrait of Blondie appears on an advertisement for "Punk" at the 79th Street Station! (see additional image).  

Gruen is one of the most well-known and respected photographers in rock and roll. From John Lennon to Johnny Rotten; Muddy Waters to the Rolling Stones; Elvis to Madonna; Bob Dylan to Bob Marley; Tina Turner to Debbie Harry, he has captured the music scene for over forty years in photographs that have gained worldwide recognition. 

Shortly after John Lennon moved to New York in 1971, Bob became John and Yoko’s personal photographer and friend, making photos of their working life as well as private moments. In 1974 he created the iconic images of John Lennon wearing a New York City t-shirt and standing in front of the Statue of Liberty making the peace sign – two of the most popular of Lennon’s images.

As chief photographer for Rock Scene Magazine in the ’70s, Bob specialized in candid, behind the scenes photo features. He toured extensively with the emerging punk and new wave bands including the New York Dolls, Sex Pistols, Clash, Ramones, Patti Smith Group and Blondie. Bob has also worked with major rock acts such as Led Zeppelin, The Who, David Bowie, Tina Turner, Elton John, Aerosmith, Kiss and Alice Cooper. 

Bob’s “Sid Vicious with Hot Dog” photo was acquired by The National Portrait Gallery, London, in 1999 for their permanent collection.

The Experience Music Project, Seattle, acquired his “Clash Live in Boston”, “Tina Turner Multiple Image”, and “Bloody Sid Vicious” photos for their permanent collection in March 2012.


Signed, numbered and dated in graphite pencil by the artist



Height:   30.00
Width:   22.00
Depth:   1.00