Photographer Bob Gruen Opening Toronto Exhibit

New exhibition will feature shots of icons like John Lennon, Mick Jagger and Led Zepplin.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

Bob Gruen is one of the most well-known and respected photographers in rock and roll, and he is bringing a new exhibit of rockstar photography to the LISS Museum in Toronto.

From Led Zeppelin to the Rolling Stones, Elvis to James Brown, Bob Dylan to Bob Marley, and John Lennon, Gruen has captured the music scene for over 40 years, gaining worldwide recognition for his exceptional work – in fact, in the early 1970s, Lennon and Yoko Ono hired him as their personal photographer (and that’s where the legendary image of Lennon standing in front of the Statue of Liberty making the peace sign came from). He also shot the photo of Lennon wearing a cut-off sleeveless NY shirt. “

“We were friends and he felt very comfortable with me, and he looks comfortable in the picture,” Gruen said to The Canadian Press. “He’s got sunglasses on but he’s accessible and open and you could go up and talk to him. I think people relate to that.”
 
The LISS Gallery is hosting an exhibit as well as selling some of Gruen’s most infamous works. The event begins tomorrow and runs until July 11th.
 

Photo: LISS Gallery