Debbie Harry, NYC, 1977
- medium Silkscreen on 2ply Rising Museum Board
- edition 28/50
- size 40.00w x 54.00h in
- created 2014
COA: This work comes with a certificate of Authenticity from West Chelsea Contemporary
Published & Printed by: Gary Lichtenstein Editions
Debbie Harry of Blondie in front of The Thunderbolt in Coney Island, New York on August 7th, 1977
Bob Gruen is one of the most well known and respected photographers in Rock and Roll. By the mid 1970s he was already regarded as one of the foremost documenters of the scene working with major attractions such as John Lennon & Yoko Ono, Tina Turner, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, and Elton John, among others.
This limited edition silkscreen was created in collaboration between Bob Gruen and master screenprinter Gary Lichtenstein. Known for his distinctive use of color, reflection, and light absorption, Lichtenstein’s experimental work is part of permanent collections of museums around the country. During their collaborative process Lichtenstein suggested cropping Gruen’s original photograph to emphasize Debbie Harry. Gruen remarked that Lichtenstein’s carefully placed color additions enhance the image by making it appear as thought the iconic musician is walking towards the viewer out of the past.