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Def Leppard’s Phil Collen attending one-day NYC exhibit of his wife’s photos next week

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Credit: Helen L. Collen PhotographyDef Leppard guitarist Phil Collen will be on hand at a pop-up exhibit of photos by his wife, Helen Collen, this Monday, May 20, in New York City.

Phil curated the display, titled “Gratitude — A Fine Art Photographic Exhibit,” which will be located at the 393 NYC venue in downtown Manhattan. The exhibit will be open to the public and members of the press from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, followed by a three-hour opening party and reception.

“Gratitude” features 50 images captured by Helen, including onstage photos of Def Leppard, KISS and REO Speedwagon, pics of international landmarks, slice-of-life photos and more.

In addition to her photography, Helen is an experienced costume designer.

“Helen has a great ear for words, a great eye for color and perspective,” says Phil, “and with this — her first artistic exhibition — it’s a wonderful combination of all the above.”

You can check out examples of Helen’s work at and

Meanwhile, Phil, who was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with Def Leppard in March, will be hitting the road again with his famous band starting next month with a run of European shows.

The British rockers also will mount a Canadian tour leg in July, followed by a new Las Vegas residency that kicks off August 14 at Zappos Theater.

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