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30Nov
Point of View: A Conversation with Blondie's Chris Stein and Debbie Harry
6:30 PM - 11:59 PM The Great Hall at Cooper Union
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Date: November 30, 2018 to November 30, 2018
Where: The Great Hall at Cooper Union, 7 East 7th Street, New York, New York, United States, 10003
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Event Type: Arts & Theater
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Chris Stein, a founding member of the era defining band Blondie, and Blondie lead singer Debbie Harry discuss Stein's new book of photographs Point of View: Me, New York City, and the Punk Scene. Rob Roth, Blondie's creative director, moderates. Stein will sign copies of his book following the discussion. During Blondie's reign at the epicenter of punk's golden age, Chris Stein kept an unrivaled photographic record of the downtown New York City scene. Point of View is a personal and visually arresting collection of Stein's photographs which captures an important, but fading chapter in Manhattan's history. Focusing mainly on a single decade in Stein's own world, the images presented take us from self-portraits in his run down East Village apartment to candid photographs of pop cultural icons of the time, like Harry, and evocative shots of New York City streetscapes in all their most longed for romance and dereliction. The event is free and open to the public. General public should reserve a space here. Please note seating is on a first come basis; an RSVP does not guarantee admission as we generally overbook to ensure a full house. Chris Stein is the co-founder, songwriter, and guitarist of the iconic punk band Blondie. The band's 11th studio album, Pollinator, was named one of Rolling Stone‘s 20 Best Pop Albums of 2017. Chris' photographic work has been featured in galleries and press around the world, and published in the successful book Negative: Me, Blondie, and the Advent of Punk (Rizzoli). Beyond his era-defining music with Blondie, he has collaborated with a host of artists over the years, including Andy Warhol, Basquiat, William Burroughs, Devo, Glenn O'Brien, and Shepard Fairey. The name Debbie Harry evokes many images: seminal rock-n-roll figure, complex songstress, incandescent front woman, and fashion icon. As a vibrant global force and a shaper of pop culture, Debbie's chart-topping success, fearless spirit, and rare longevity led to an induction int
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