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.