He's the One Behind the John Lennon NYC Skyline Photographs

Bob Gruen's NYC rooftop photograph of John Lennon in his New York City t-shirt was taken during the years Gruen was Lennon's personal photographer. It has become one of the most internationally recognized and sought after rock n' roll photographs.

A native New Yorker, Gruen's photographs are especially enigmatic of the New York City glam and punk rock scenes of the 70s and 80s, the scenes at Max's Kansas City, CBGBs and the Mercer Arts Center when punk emerged when bands unknown careened to infamy - Patti Smith, the Sex Pistols, The Clash, Blondie, Iggy and the Stooges, the Ramones, the New York Dolls, Television, Suicide.

Gruen was seen on the scenes by many and his repertoire is astonishing - Muddy Waters to Bob Marley; The Rolling Stones to Madonna - Gruen's photography has been instrumental in telling the rock n' roll stories that define decades of rock music.


Other Collections

  • Queen II Album Cover, London 1974

    Bohemian Rhapsody - Celebrating Freddie Mercury & Queen

    Freddie said to me, ‘The most important thing is to have a fabulous life. As long as it’s fabulous I don’t care how long it is!’ - photographer Mick Rock...

  • Joni Mitchell, Backstage at the Main Point, Bryn Mawr, PA, October, 1968

    Joni Mitchell Photograph Archive

    Morrison Hotel Gallery represents the photographers who took some of the best Joni Mitchell pictures. Here is a cross section of images from these photographers,...

  • Andy Warhol, New York, 1969

    Andy Warhol in Photographs

    Andy Warhol (1928-1987) Artist, producer, leader of the pop art movement, he pushed boundaries of the meaning of art, culture and celebrity. His New York...

Search

Morrison Hotel Gallery Concierge Service

  • List three of your favorite music artists, celebrities or bands you’d like to see in fine art prints

    Please give us any additional specifics to help us find images you would like as fine art prints.

    SUBMIT

Keep In Touch

  • SUBMIT

    Join Our Mailing List

  • Follow Us