03 — 11 . 10 . 2015
CHRIS STEIN / NEGATIVE
Me, Blondie & the Advent of Punk
The Galerie Agnès Monplaisir is pleased to feature the photography of Blondie co-founder, songwriter, and guitarist, Chris Stein. For his latest exhibition, running October 3rd-11th, Stein’s rare and iconic photos both immortalize the band’s live performances and provide a voyeuristic window into private moments on tour and at home.
The stunning selection of photos on display for this latest exhibition can all be found in his beautiful and unique book of photography, Chris Stein/Negative: Me, Blondie, and the Advent of Punk. These images offer a revealing look back at one of the most influential bands of our time and offer a unique perspective on the larger historical and global context of the music scene that they pioneered.
In addition to many well-known images, the Galerie Agnès Monplaisir will present never-before-seen photographs of early live performances and Stein’s friendships and interactions with some of music and art’s most seminal figures, including The Ramones, Iggy Pop, Andy Warhol, and Joan Jett, at historical locations like Mudd Clubb, CBGBs, the East Village, Andy Warhol’s Factory, and Beverly Hills Hotel.
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