A lot happened in the fall of 2009, starting with a trip to London and Paris, where I’ll be having exhibitions in the coming year. October saw my birthday party and the opening of the ‘Who Shot Rock & Roll’ photo show at the Brooklyn Museum, with Blondie playing at the opening party. Also check out David Bryan, Bob Dylan, Lenny Kravitz, Butch Walker, and more…..see below!
This fall has been one of my busiest times. Following the very successful ‘Rockers’ exhibition at the Morrison Hotel Gallery in New York, and the opening of an exhibition in Mexico City and then another at the Liss Gallery in Toronto, I went to Paris, London, Los Angeles and back to Mexico to promote my new book ‘New York Dolls – Photographs by Bob Gruen’. There were book signings and more openings, a big birthday party and great live shows… read more →
My friend Bruno Blum, who has a very good French Reggae album out now as well as a new bio of Lou Reed, took us to see Minelle sing the old style French folk songs at the ancient Le Vieux Belleville restaurant. It is said that Edith Piaf herself as well as Maurice Chevalier and many other greats of French music history have performed here. It’s still a small, hard to find place in the hills overlooking Paris, with great… read more →