Speaker(s): Bob Gruen, Jason Newsted

ROCKERS RAWK – When Art Meets Rock n’ Roll


Legendary photographer Bob Gruen ​and rock and roll icon Jason Newsted of Metallica will present and discuss their combined exhibition ROCKERS RAWK. ​Gruen’s ROCKERS features images of the most legendary musicians, including John Lennon, David Bowie, Debbie Harry and The Rolling Stones. Newsted’s RAWK will be the Grammy Award winning bassists’ artistic debut, featuring paintings and prints. Q&A with the artists will follow. Shown by Gary Lichtenstein Editions, half of all sales from both artists will be donated to the Perry J. Cohen Foundation​.

This session took place live during the Symposium at Art New York 2017.


Bob Gruen

Bob Gruen is one of the most respected rock and roll photographers of all time. His iconic images—
including John Lennon wearing a New York City t-shirt (1974), Led Zeppelin standing in front of their
airplane and Sid Vicious eating a hot dog (in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery,
London)—have appeared worldwide in every form, from magazine covers,...

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Jason Newsted

Celebrated for his music, Jason Newsted’s visual art boasts dynamic energy parallel to his heavy metal history. His inherent need for expression was awakened at an early age through creating images & music.
Newsted received his first bass guitar at age 14 in 1977. Shortly after, he traveled west from his family home in Michigan and landed in Arizona, where he worked tirelessly to...

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