ROCKERS BY BOB GRUEN IN TORONTO
Shortly after John & Yoko moved to New York in 1971, Bob became their 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. Bob has worked with major rock acts such as Led Zeppelin, The Who, David Bowie, Tina Turner, Elton John, Aerosmith, Kiss & Alice Cooper.
Rockers brings us some of the atmosphere and spirit that Gruen was only able to capture throughout his years of work because of his close friendship & respect for the artists he photographed, and his deep involvement with the culture of his time
Rockers is showing at the Liss Gallery until October 11th
140 Yorkville Ave, Toronto, ON M5R1C2, Canada [map]
Tel: 416 787 9872.
Exhibition website & gallery.
Bob Gruen’s website.
Article in Toronto Star, Wikipedia.