Debbie Harry’s Heart of Glass Captured in Picture Show Honoring Blondie’s 40th Anniversary

Jeffrey Deitch, Debbie Harry, and Bob Gruen (Photo courtesy Debora Spencer)
Debbie Harry and Chris Stein. (Photo courtesy Debora Spencer)
Chris Stein, Sting, Debbie Harry, Cary Fukunaga, Trudie Styler and Scott Silver. (Photo courtesy Debora Spencer)
Bob Gruen, Debbie Harry, Chris Stein. (Photo credit Debora Spencer)
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The ad that brought the band together. (Photo courtesy Nate Freeman)

It’s been 40 years since Chris Stein and Debbie Harry teamed up to form Blondie and take over the burgeoning punk scene in New York. To celebrate the milestone, Jeffrey Deitch, who’s no stranger to paying homage to the gloriously dirty downtown New York, curated a show that brought together the best pictures of Ms. Harry through the years, organized by photographers. There’s a cluster of shots by resident CBGB shutterbug Roberta Bayley, and pictures by Robert Mapplethorpe and Bob Gruen scattered through. You see Ms. Harry with Iggy Pop, with Sting, with William Burroughs, with Johnny Ramone.

And just when the whole thing couldn’t get more punk, it takes place at the Chelsea Hotel Storefront Gallery, spitting distance from where Sid Vicious killed Nancy Spungen.

Check out Mr. Harry herself in the slideshow. The show closes September 29.

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