Rockers: The Photos Of Bob Gruen @ The Morrison Hotel
Bob Gruen is a stealth artist. He's one of those people that's had a tremendous impact on rock and roll culture, produced work that's been seen and loved by virtually everybody, whether they knew the name of its creator or not. His first solo exhibition in town, Rockers, now on display at Morrison Hotel, provides a sidelong glance at the decadent 1970s from one of its most illustrious observers.
Certainly, among those of us who read Circus, Creem and Rock Scene religiously during the seventies and paid attention to the credits, Gruen was a rock star himself. All those incredible moments that we could never be cool enough to experience in person, whether it be Led Zeppelin showing off their private jet, John and Yoko Ono-Lennon showing off newborn Sean in the hospital, or Sid Vicious showing off his broken nose, he was there, taking pictures, showing us how great it must have been to be him.