"PUNKS, MYTHS + LEGENDS" - 3RD AUGUST
After the launch party and the chaos has all settled down Bob Gruen and Smutty Smith will be welcoming collectors and guests to the exhibition for a walkthrough and chance to hear the stories behind the images first hand from the man himself.This is an opportunity to meet rock photographer, Bob Gruen and friend of the late Leee Black Childers, Smutty Smith as well as view the Legendary Moments Exhibition.
"PUNK, MYTHS + LEGENDS"
Bob Gruen has flown over from New York to be part of his first major exhibition in the UK since 2014. Probably the best-known rock photographer of the 1970s who is still photographing bands today, his work spans Tina Turner to the Sex Pistols to John Lennon to Green Flag. As chief photographer for Rock Scene Magazine in the 1970s he captured the key behind the scenes moments of all the greatest rockstars of the time.
This is a rare opportunity to meet Bob and get him to sign one of his books that will be on sale as well as his photos and ask him about the stories behind the pictures.
Bob will be accompanied by Smutty Smith who knew Leee Black Childers, whose pictures are also part of the exhibition. Smutty was bass player for Levi and the Rockats which was managed by Leee. Smutty now manages the Leee Black Childers Estate for Leee’s brother Henry. He went to Texas and found the previously unseen negatives a selection of which are an important part of this exhibition.
Every picture in the exhibition has its own unique story. Smutty and Bob can tell you the inside story and the secrets about the people who are depicted in these iconic shots. About a time when rockstars were free from social media and could be larger than life.
5:30pm til 8pm
12/18 Hoxton Street (Access Via Drysdale Street)
This is an open door event so please note no RSVP is necessary.
The D'Stassi Art team