Growing Up In The New York Underground

From Glam To Punk

Growing Up In The New York Underground From Glam To Punk | Events Calendar
Paul Zone, Dee Dee Ramone & Connie Gripp, 1975 digital print, 16 x 20 in. Courtesy the artist.


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Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art | Prince St. Project Space

The mid-1970s was a time when the death of glam and the birth of punk collided in a celebration of glitter and grime, and fourteen-year old Paul Zone had a front-row seat to it all. Growing Up In The New York Underground: From Glam To Punk, presented by Tony Zanetta and Kymara, features more than seventy rare images from Zone's life in New York's music underground in the 1970s, and its legendary players.

Featured photographs include, Blondie, Debbie Harry, The Ramones, The New York Dolls, Iggy and the Stooges, The Dead Boys, Suicide, T. Rex, The Fast, and KISS, as well as musicians, artists, and scene-sters such as Richard Hell, Johnny Thunders, Patti Smith, Lou Reed, Jayne County, Alice Cooper, Lance Loud, Stephen Sprouse, Christopher Makos, Anya Phillips, Cherry Vanilla, Arturo Vega, Anna Sui, Sable Starr, James Chance, Lydia Lunch, and more.

More images are shared in Zone’s incredible photo memoir PLAYGROUND: Growing Up in the New York Underground. An opening celebration and book launch will be held on Friday, May 29th from 6-9 PM featuring Superstar DJ Miss. Guy and host Howie Pyro.

Opening Reception: May 29, 6-9 pm
Talk and Book signing: May 30, 4-6pm

Prince St. Project Space