You Have Until Monday to See Blondie’s 40th Anniversary Exhibition at the Chelsea Hotel

Posted on: October 2nd, 2014 at 9:22 am by

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As a NYC kid, back in the day, this reporter saw Blondie perform live more times than one could count. And we can happily tell you that it still never gets old, despite the fact that 40 years have gone by.

Obviously, the fangirl in us just had to check out the ongoing Blondie 40thAnniversary Exhibition at the Chelsea Hotel Storefront Gallery. Hosted by Jeffrey Deitch, the show features 40 years of photographs from Roberta Bayley, Godlis, Bobby Grossman, Bob Gruen, Annie Leibovitz, Robert Mapplethorpe, Mick Rock, and Blondie’s own Chris Stein. Stein’s photographs, many of which had never been exhibited before, are also featured in a new photography book, Chris Stein/Negative: Me, Blondie, and the Advent of Punk.

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The no-frills gallery perfectly matched the raw vibe of the 70s and 80s photos. Included in the exhibit were concert t-shirts, backstage passes, fan art, some pretty cool videos, and a whiteboard where people could write messages to Blondie.

Initially slated to run one week, the show has been so popular, it just got extended one more week (ending this Monday, October 6th).

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The exhibit is open from 1-8pm daily at the Chelsea Hotel Storefront gallery at 222 West 23rd Street.

For more info, check out the facebook page.

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