‘Rockers’ Exhibition Opening

Rockers Opening, Sao Paulo - 2007

Sao Paulo, Brazil – May 15, 2007 – FAAP Museu de Arte Brasileira – Opening night of Bob Gruen’s ‘Rockers’ Exhibition. There was a big crowd with lots of Brazil’s music big shots, but the real celebrities, seen above, were Supla’s mom, former Sao Paulo Mayor and now Minister of Tourism Marta Suplicy, Supla, Bob, FAAP Board of Trustees President Celita Procopio de Carvalho, Bob’s wife Elizabeth Gregory, Bob’s mom Elizabeth Gervais-Gruen, Supla’s dad, Senador Eduardo Suplicy and Bob’s son Kris Gruen.

Supla who was the curator of the exhibition, Bob supplied the photos & Tito Ficarelli who designed the innovative installation celebrating their success at the opening.

Supla who was the curator of the exhibition, Bob supplied the photos & Tito Ficarelli who designed the innovative installation celebrating their success at the opening.

(L-R) Supla, Bob Gruen and Titi Ficarelli during the opening of 'Rockers' in Sao Paulo, Brazil. May 15, 2007. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Celita Procopio de Carvalho, Bob, Marta Suplicy, Eleonora Mendes Caldeira, Supla & FAAP President Antonio Bias Bueno Guillon, at the opening.

Rockers Opening, Sao Paulo - 2007
Celita Procopio de Carvalho, Bob, Marta Suplicy, Eleonora Mendes Caldeira, Supla & FAAP President Antonio Bias Bueno Guillon, at the opening.
Celita Procopio de Carvalho, Bob, Marta Suplicy, Eleonora Mendes Caldeira, Supla & FAAP President Antonio Bias Bueno Guillon, at the opening.

(L-R) Celita Procopio de Carvalho, Bob Gruen, Marta Suplicy, Eleonora Mendes Caldeira, Supla and Bias Bueno Guillon during the opening of 'Rockers' at FAAP in Sao Paulo, Brazil. May 15, 2007. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Bob explains the finer points of Rock Photography to Marta Suplicy.

Rockers Opening, Sao Paulo - 2007
Bob explains the finer points of Rock Photography to Marta Suplicy.
Bob explains the finer points of Rock Photography to Marta Suplicy.

Bob Gruen and Marta Suplicy during the opening of 'Rockers' at FAAP in Sao Paulo, Brazil. May 15, 2007. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Celita Procopio de Carvalho is thrilled to hear some of the stories behind the photos as she holds the 'Backstage Pass' everyone gets as they enter the 'Backstage' area.

Celita Procopio de Carvalho is thrilled to hear some of the stories behind the photos as she holds the ‘Backstage Pass’ everyone gets as they enter the ‘Backstage’ area.

Bob Gruen and Celita Procopio de Carvalho during the opening of 'Rockers' at FAAP in Sao Paulo, Brazil. May 15, 2007. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Senador Eduardo Suplicy meets Bob's mom.

Senador Eduardo Suplicy meets Bob’s mom.

(L-R) Senador Eduardo Suplicy, Bob Gruen and Elizabeth Gervais-Gruen during the opening of 'Rockers' at FAAP in Sao Paulo, Brazil. May 15, 2007. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Bob shows his mom and son the display case with his cameras and copies of Rock Scene and Creem magazines.

Bob shows his mom and son the display case with his cameras and copies of Rock Scene and Creem magazines.

(L-R) Bob Gruen, Elizabeth Gervais-Gruen and Kris Gruen during the opening of 'Rockers' at FAAP in Sao Paulo, Brazil. May 15, 2007. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Well known Brazilian/Swedish singer Yaya says hi to Bob in front of the photo of Debbie Harry, to whom Yaya is often compared.

Rockers Opening, Sao Paulo - 2007
Well known Brazilian/Swedish singer Yaya says hi to Bob in front of the photo of Debbie Harry, to whom Yaya is often compared.
Well known Brazilian/Swedish singer Yaya says hi to Bob in front of the photo of Debbie Harry, to whom Yaya is often compared.

Yaya and Bob Gruen during the opening of 'Rockers' at FAAP in Sao Paulo, Brazil. May 15, 2007. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Eduardo Lattes was the publicist for the exhibition and got wide coverage in major newspapers, magazines and TV shows across Brazil.

Eduardo Lattes was the publicist for the exhibition and got wide coverage in major newspapers, magazines and TV shows across Brazil.

Eduardo Lattes and Bob Gruen during the opening of 'Rockers' at FAAP in Sao Paulo, Brazil. May 15, 2007. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

One of Supla's many day jobs is as host for the popular national TV show Viva a Noite every Saturday night. Check out his bone mic!

One of Supla’s many day jobs is as host for the popular national TV show Viva a Noite every Saturday night. Check out his bone mic!

Supla and Bob Gruen during the opening of 'Rockers' at FAAP in Sao Paulo, Brazil. May 15, 2007. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Bob says hi to video director Bina. See the new videos he made for Supla on Youtube.com.

Rockers Opening, Sao Paulo - 2007
Bob says hi to video director Bina. See the new videos he made for Supla on Youtube.com.
Bob says hi to video director Bina. See the new videos he made for Supla on Youtube.com.

Bob Gruen and Bina during the opening of 'Rockers' at FAAP in Sao Paulo, Brazil. May 15, 2007. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Elizabeth and Bob take a break for a minute in the 'Teenage Bedroom' area.

Elizabeth and Bob take a break for a minute in the ‘Teenage Bedroom’ area.

Elizabeth Gregory-Gruen and Bob Gruen in the 'Teenage Bedroom' installation during the opening of 'Rockers' at FAAP in Sao Paulo, Brazil. May 15, 2007. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Bob stops for a photo with his mom and her friend Jama Purser who came with her to Brazil.

Bob stops for a photo with his mom and her friend Jama Purser who came with her to Brazil.

(L-R) Elizabeth Gervais-Gruen, Jama Purser and Bob Gruen during the opening of 'Rockers' at FAAP in Sao Paulo, Brazil. May 15, 2007. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Tito and Bob survey the scene at the opening and see that it is good.

Rockers Opening, Sao Paulo - 2007
Tito and Bob survey the scene at the opening and see that it is good.
Tito and Bob survey the scene at the opening and see that it is good.

Tito Ficarelli and Bob Gruen during the opening of 'Rockers' at FAAP in Sao Paulo, Brazil. May 15, 2007. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Tito introduced his girlfriend Carol to Dr. Bias and Celita de Carvalho.

Tito introduced his girlfriend Carol to Dr. Bias and Celita de Carvalho.

(L-R) Dr. Bias, Carol, Tito Ficarelli and Celita de Carvalho during the opening of 'Rockers' at FAAP in Sao Paulo, Brazil. May 15, 2007. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Construction engineer Luis Fernando Castilho introduces his wife Gilda to Bob.

Construction engineer Luis Fernando Castilho introduces his wife Gilda to Bob.

(L-R) Luis Fernando Castilho, Gilda Castilho and Bob Gruen during the opening of 'Rockers' at FAAP in Sao Paulo, Brazil. May 15, 2007. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Bob was signing copies of his 'Rockers' book and was surrounded by fans all night.

Bob was signing copies of his ‘Rockers’ book and was surrounded by fans all night.

Bob Gruen and fans during the opening of 'Rockers' at FAAP in Sao Paulo, Brazil. May 15, 2007. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Bob also posed for photos with many people.

Bob also posed for photos with many people.

Bob Gruen and a fan during the opening of 'Rockers' at FAAP in Sao Paulo, Brazil. May 15, 2007. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

When he wasn't signing books or posing for pictures Bob was being interviewed for various TV stations.

When he wasn’t signing books or posing for pictures Bob was being interviewed for various TV stations.

Bob Gruen being interviewed during the opening of 'Rockers' at FAAP in Sao Paulo, Brazil. May 15, 2007. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Inferno club owner Joey came with Uruguayan rock star Marcos and a gang of rockers.

Inferno club owner Joey came with Uruguayan rock star Marcos and a gang of rockers.

Bob Gruen with Joey, Marcos and friends during the opening of 'Rockers' at FAAP in Sao Paulo, Brazil. May 15, 2007. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Tito's girlfriend Carol joins with his very proud parents for a photo.

Tito’s girlfriend Carol joins with his very proud parents for a photo.

Tito Ficarelli with his girlfriend Carol and parents during the opening of 'Rockers' at FAAP in Sao Paulo, Brazil. May 15, 2007. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Supla re-creates the pose of the photo Bob took of him in New York in 1997.

Rockers Opening, Sao Paulo - 2007
Supla re-creates the pose of the photo Bob took of him in New York in 1997.
Supla re-creates the pose of the photo Bob took of him in New York in 1997.

Supla and Bob Gruen during the opening of 'Rockers' at FAAP in Sao Paulo, Brazil. May 15, 2007. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Bob gives a book and a big 'Thank you!' to Fernanda Celidonio coordinator of all the FAAP museum's exhibitions.

Bob gives a book and a big ‘Thank you!’ to Fernanda Celidonio coordinator of all the FAAP museum’s exhibitions.

Bob Gruen and Fernanda Celidonio during the opening of 'Rockers' at FAAP in Sao Paulo, Brazil. May 15, 2007. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Yoko Ono sent flowers and a 'Big Kiss' to wish Bob success with the exhibition.

Yoko Ono sent flowers and a ‘Big Kiss’ to wish Bob success with the exhibition.

Bouquet of flowers and card sent by Yoko Ono for the opening of 'Rockers' at FAAP in Sao Paulo, Brazil. May 15, 2007. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Bob's assistants Linda Rowe and Hanna Toresson are all smiles.

Bob’s assistants Linda Rowe and Hanna Toresson are all smiles.

(L-R) Linda Rowe, Bob Gruen and Hanna Toresson during the opening of 'Rockers' at FAAP in Sao Paulo, Brazil. May 15, 2007. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Roy Cicala, former owner of famed New York recording studio, The Record Plant, now living in Brazil, surprised Bob by coming to the opening.

Rockers Opening, Sao Paulo - 2007
Roy Cicala, former owner of famed New York recording studio, The Record Plant, now living in Brazil, surprised Bob by coming to the opening.
Roy Cicala, former owner of famed New York recording studio, The Record Plant, now living in Brazil, surprised Bob by coming to the opening.

(L-R) Roy Cicala, Supla and Bob Gruen during the opening of 'Rockers' at FAAP in Sao Paulo, Brazil. May 15, 2007.© Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

After the opening, Supla and Bob sign copies of 'Rockers' for Celita and her family.

After the opening, Supla and Bob sign copies of ‘Rockers’ for Celita and her family.

(L-R) Supla, Bob Gruen and Celita Procopio de Carvalho during the 'Rockers' book signing in Sao Paulo, Brazil. May 15, 2007. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Bob gets to answer some questions from his son Kris as they look through the book. That's Supla's brother Andre in the background.

Bob gets to answer some questions from his son Kris as they look through the book. That’s Supla’s brother Andre in the background.

(L-R) Andre Suplicy, Bob Gruen and Kris Gruen during a signing for the 'Rockers' book in Sao Paulo, Brazil. May 15, 2007. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Tito Ficarelli, Fernanda Celidonio, Bob, Supla, Ana Maria Velloso, Celita Procopio de Carvalho, Kris, Elizabeth & Maria Christina Fioravanti raise a glass of champagne to celebrate.

Rockers Opening, Sao Paulo - 2007
Tito Ficarelli, Fernanda Celidonio, Bob, Supla, Ana Maria Velloso, Celita Procopio de Carvalho, Kris, Elizabeth & Maria Christina Fioravanti raise a glass of champagne to celebrate.
Tito Ficarelli, Fernanda Celidonio, Bob, Supla, Ana Maria Velloso, Celita Procopio de Carvalho, Kris, Elizabeth & Maria Christina Fioravanti raise a glass of champagne to celebrate.

(L-R) Tito Ficarelli, Fernanda Celidonio, Bob Gruen, Supla, Ana Maria Velloso, Celita Procopio de Carvalho, Kris Gruen, Elizabeth Gregory-Gruen and Maria Christina Fioravanti after the 'Rockers' opening in Sao Paulo, Brazil. May 15, 2007. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Two days after the opening Bob gave a talk to the students of FAAP University. He started by explaining that he learned photography from his mother, which got her a big ovation from the crowd.

Two days after the opening Bob gave a talk to the students of FAAP University. He started by explaining that he learned photography from his mother, which got her a big ovation from the crowd.

Elizabeth Gervais-Gruen, Bob's mother, during a slide talk at FAAP in Sao Paulo, Brazil. May 17, 2007. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Bob told how he got started by living with a rock band in the '60's and went on to photograph the stars of Rock & Roll for the next four decades.

Bob told how he got started by living with a rock band in the ’60’s and went on to photograph the stars of Rock & Roll for the next four decades.

Bob Gruen during a slide talk at FAAP in Sao Paulo, Brazil. May 17, 2007. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

After Bob's talk, Prof. Rubens Fernandes, Junior Dean of Communication College moderated questions from the audience.

After Bob’s talk, Prof. Rubens Fernandes, Junior Dean of Communication College moderated questions from the audience.

Bob Gruen and Profesor Rubens during a Q&A at FAAP in Sao Paulo, Brazil. May 17, 2007. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Prof. Rubens then presented Bob with a Certificate from FAAP University.

Rockers Slide Talk, Sao Paulo - 2007
Prof. Rubens then presented Bob with a Certificate from FAAP University.
Prof. Rubens then presented Bob with a Certificate from FAAP University.

Bob Gruen and Professor Rubens at FAAP University in Sao Paulo, Brazil. May 17, 2007. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

 

 

Click here to see photos of the 'Rockers' exhibit.

Click here to see photos of the ‘Rockers’ exhibit.

'Rockers' exhibit at FAAP in Sao Paulo, Brazil. May 2007. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Click here to see photos from Bob's time in Brazil.

Click here to see photos from Bob’s time in Brazil.

(L-R) Supla, Vanessa Porto and Indayara at Funhouse in Sao Paulo, Brazil. May 9, 2007. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com