Bobby Grossman, a punk new wave photographer, got his first job by Andy Warhol. Warhol always complimented Grossman and gave him advice: Work large, Bigger was better.
Thinking big and outside the box, Grossman superimposed as unlikely a mainstream hero as can be imagined on Kellogg’s Corn Flake boxes in the early 1970s: Lou Reed in black leather & black nail polish. He proceeded with a series of unauthorized endorsement shots. Celebrities, but not the sort of celebrities that Kellogg’s generally celebrated. Andy Warhol (of course) but aside from him, mostly musicians.
“I photographed a number of friends eating Kellogg’s Corn Flakes. The idea originated at RISD [Rhode Island School of Design] when I took a Mick Rock photo of Lou Reed and put it on a box of German Kellogg’s Corn Flakes… You can find a photo of Andy holding the box in Victor Bockris’ Lou Reed biography.”
Photo by Bobby Grossman
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Bobby Grossman took some of the most iconic photos of the NYC scene in the 70′s and 80′s. Her also took an interesting series of photos of stars (like David Byrne pictured above) eating cereal. See more of the photos.
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