|"Debbie Harry, Pepsi, 1977"|
© Bobby Grossman
The exhibition of mostly black-and-white photographs captures a time when New York City was still gritty. After graduating from RISD, Bobby Grossman was in the heart of the downtown art and music media scene, documenting the human landscape which included many up-and-coming and already notable scenesters.
He was the official photographer for Glenn O'Brien's TV Party, punk-dada public access TV program, which featured a rotating cast of characters that included O'Brien, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Debbie Harry and Fab 5 Freddy.
Grossman's images of Debbie Harry, and a contact sheet of Andy Warhol eating cornflakes are the centerpieces of the show.
There is a preview of the images here on Vertu's website.
The silver gelatin prints for the exhibition were printed by Master Printer Catherine Vanaria of Connecticut Photographics.
There is an opening reception at Vertu Fine Art on Thursday, February 16 from 7 - 10 p.m. Vertu Fine Art is located at 5250 Town Center Circle Suite 128 in Boca Raton, Florida