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              EXHIBITION: NOVEMBER 18, 1999 - JANUARY 9, 2000
         
  THE ROLLING WHO
         
       BOB GRUEN PHOTOGRAPHS                                                                             

GREAT MODERN PICTURES

presents

THE ROLLING STONES:
BOB GRUEN PHOTOGRAPHS




ALL PHOTOGRAPHS
FOR SALE




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Mick Jagger, Madison Square Garden, NYC, 1972
(c) Bob Gruen, 1999


EXHIBITION DATES

November 18, 1999 to
January 9, 2000

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Mick Jagger, 1972 

(c) Bob Gruen, 1999

New York--September 27, 1999
Celebrated rock photographer Bob Gruen's most famous photographs of the Rolling Stones need no introduction to music fans.  They have been extensively published over the last 25 years.  The Great Modern Pictures exhibition, 40+ photographs, will include Gruen's "icon" images along with others less often seen--some exhibited here for the first time.  The photographs date from the early 1970's to the present.


Born in 1945, Bob Gruen began his career
in the late 1960's when he was hired by Atlantic Records to photograph a party for the Bee Gees.  By the mid-1970's Gruen was already regarded as one of the world's premier documentary rock photographers.  He toured with and photographed such legendary groups as the Who, the Led Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones.  Gruen's photographs of the New York and London punk scene in the 1970's, including the Clash and Sex Pistols, are definitive.  He is also recognized for his deep personal and professional involvement with John Lennon and Yoko Ono--from which came perhaps his single most famous image: John Lennon in a NYC T-shirt.

In the more than 30 years since he began taking photographs Bob Gruen's images have appeared in almost every conceivable form of print: postcards to posters to postage stamps.  Of his many books, the most recent is Crossfire Hurricane (1998), a compendium of his Rolling Stones photographs.

Bob Gruen, who describes himself as "a major Stones fan," recalls the first time when, at age 19, he saw the group in action:

"It was in November '65 at the Academy of Music in New York ... I'm on my way to 14th Street to buy a $10. pair of
Flagg Brothers boots--Beatles boots in fact--and when
I get to the store I notice a whole bunch of kids standing
on the street, right in front of the Academy.  A friend of
mine comes over so I say 'Hey, what's going on?' and she
goes 'the Rolling Stones are playing here, you wanna
ticket?' Well, I'd never heard of the Stones, but it looks
like a cool scene, so I buy the tickets and run back to
where my friends are rehearsing on Bleecker Street. 
They're all too busy jamming to go, but Larry Coryell,
the guitar player, who's there rehearsing with them,
decides to come with me to the show. 


So Larry and I go together, and we sit in the mezzanine.
Walking in it seems like an acid trip because it's so intense.  The place is charged with excitement, you know,
all the screaming, the noise and paper plates and
airplanes flying through the air.

Then the Stones come on.  Mick's jumping around the
stage--he's all over the stage at once. He's completely
out of control like a marionette being run  by somebody
who's totally high on speed.  I don't  really hear any of
the music because of the noise.  Everybody's just
screaming and yelling.  Bill [Wyman] is standing very
still so that even when a paper plate comes flying straight
toward him he barely moves his head--just three or four
inches very slowly to the left, and the paper plate sails
past him. Then he straightens up and that's the only
move I see in him make during the entire show--whereas
everybody else on stage is moving all over the place and
it's hard even to follow them.


For an encore they played 'Satisfaction' which was
probably one of the loudest things I've ever heard in
my life, and the bassline carried on and on ringing in
my head for weeks afterwards.


That was the first time I saw the Rolling Stones and
until then I hadn't even known that a band could play
a concert in a theatre instead of a bar."
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     Keith Richards, NYC, 1981
(c) Bob Gruen, 1999


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                 Ron Wood and Keith Richards, 1981

                                 (c) Bob Gruen, 1999

 


        EXHIBITION: NOVEMBER 18, 1999 - JANUARY 9, 2000
      
  THE ROLLING STONES
      
       BOB GRUEN PHOTOGRAPHS                                                                             

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The Rolling Stones, 1980 (c) Bob Gruen 1999




Great Modern Pictures exhibits and offers for sale
important museum-quality
original photographs,
1945 to the present.
  Subjects include music,
fashion, politics, culture, the arts.

For further information
regarding the exhibition
please contact us.

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Mick Jagger, 1978
             (c) Bob Gruen, 1999            

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