The unseen Blondie

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These never-before-seen photographs of Blondie's Debbie Harry reveal the "Heart of Glass" singer perched on her friend, the cult designer Stephen Sprouse, who helped create her pop-punk image.

Taken in the Eighties in New York, other images show the star in an armchair, posing on a rooftop with a snake-like whip in her hand, the Empire State Building in the background. Blondie looks vampish in a black wig, while a colour photograph taken in 1985 looks like a glamorous mug shot. These photographs by Brian Aris are just a few to be exhibited from his archive, recording Harry all over the world, throughout her long career to the present day.

'Being Blondie: Debbie Harry by Brian Aris' is at Proud Camden from 8 December to 11 January 2010 (www.proud.co.uk)

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