Wednesday, April 09, 2008


Although one cannot help but lament the loss of NYC's iconic CBGB's back in 2006, there is some small consolation in the opening of The Morrison Hotel Gallery in CB's former gallery space. With the arrival of the MHG comes a new exhibit named Rockers, slated to open April 24th from can't-come-up-with-adequately-grandiose-adverbs famous photographer Bob Gruen. If the name is not familiar to you, I can GUARANTEE you that some of his pictures, including the one of John Lennon above, are.

Much of Bob's work has become simply iconic, and the exhibit includes some 280 photographs, many of them never before exhibited in the U.S. - from John Lennon (with whom he served as personal photographer) to John Lydon (i.e. Johnny Rotten), Bob Dylan to Bob Marley. His work spanned genres and his art includes images of The New York Dolls, Sex Pistols, The Clash, Ramones, Patti Smith Group, Blondie, Led Zeppelin, The Who, David Bowie, KISS, Elton John and Alice Cooper.

Not only is the exhibit chock full of images of some of the biggest artists of the last 40 years, it's absolutely free. As in costs you nothing. As in the best deal going in NYC. So, if you're planning on visiting the Big Apple, absolutely work this into your itinerary.

Death Cab For Cutie - Pictures in an Exhibition : Something About Airplanes

Def Leppard - Photograph : Pyromania

Jim Croce - Photographs and Memories
: Photographs and Memories : His Greatest Hits

The Cure - Pictures Of You [Extended Dub Mix] : Mixed Up

Visit the offical The Morrison Hotel Gallery website.

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