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Bob Gruen

John Lennon, 1974
"John Lennon, T-Shirt, NYC" 1974.

Bob Gruen was born in 1945. He resides in New York.

Bob Gruen photographs Rock and Roll. Backstage, on stage or off-stage, he has captured through his photographs the private and public moments of legendary musicians. A native of Long Island, New York, Gruen began his career in the late sixties when he was hired by Atlantic Records to photograph a party for the Bee Gees. He went on to spend time on the road with such musical giants as the Rolling Stones, Ike and Tina Turner and Led Zeppelin and continues to document young musicians today.ptures the life John and Yoko shared in photographs and words.

Known for:
Music/ Rock-n-Roll Photographs beginning in the late 1960s.

Most Popular Images:
"John Lennon, T-Shirt, NYC" 1974.
"Led Zeppelin, in front of plane" 1973.

Did you know ... ?
Bob Gruen became John Lennon and Yoko Ono's personal photographer in 1972 and a trusted friend, resulting in some of the most intimate and honest photographs of the couple.
His mother taught him photography.
• He loves old American cars and has a unique collection of jackets.

"[At the time] I didn't know [photographing rock groups] was important. For most of my life, I felt like the black sheep of the family. Everybody was asking when I was going to get a decent job. All of the sudden, it turns out that people are thrilled with what I did!"
- from a February, 1997 interview with Keith Roth in AW.

General Format:
Silver Gelatin and Cibachrome in 8" x 10", 11" x 14", and 16" x 20".

Technical information:
He uses 35mm cameras.

How many photographs exist?
Select images in Limited Editions of 75.
Unnumbered Editions: less than 100, except for John Lennon in NYC.

$400 - $3000

View Bob Gruen's Photographs

How are the Photographs printed and signed?
Printed by or under supervision of Bob Gruen. Signed au recto, ink.

Yes, there are some available.


Books - In Print ():
Listen to These Pictures;
Chaos - The Sex Pistols;
Led Zeppelin;
Featured in Blank Generation;
The Rolling Stones Featuring Keith Richards
Signed, Special Edition Books: Crossfire Hurricane, Out of Print.
Sometime in New York City, are signed by Bob Gruen and Yoko Ono.

Price History:
1976: $25
1986: $150 - $350
1996: $300 - $1500
2014: $400 - $3000

All photographs are available through A Gallery for Fine Photography.

Sex Pistols, 1974
"Sex Pistols, 1974"

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