Friday, November 25, 2011

Punk and Beyond: New Artworks from New Wave Artists

There is (well, there was) a very British tradition of musicians and music biz types - finding creative inspiration and influence while working though an academic stretch at Art School - Lennon, Townshend, Keef, Jimmy Page, Bowie, Bryan Ferry, Eno and of course later - the class of 76: McLaren, Matlock, Poly Styrene, Adam Ant.

Punk, as a movement, was almost a sonic blast of Pop Art shock with it's Warhol pallet of out-of-register graphics, dayglo spray and droptone trim. Continuing this - Gaye Advert launches her latest expo at the Signal Gallery, Shoreditch - Punk and Beyond. A collection of new, or of-the-time art from first generation punks and new wavers. Heavy-hitting contributors to the current installation include...Marco Pirroni, Thurston Moore, Paul Simonon, Jamie Reid and Jill Furmanovsky.

Punk and Beyond runs from 25th of November to December 17th with live music performances on Saturdays from several of the artists on show - ..

A few of the sights to see include pieces from...

Jamie Reid screen print from '76 

Gaye Advert

Marco Pirroni self portrait from 76

A top rocking night was had by all who attended last night's preview - with a punk ledge count that included: Gaye Advert, Don Letts, Andy Czezowski, Shanne Bradley, Knox, Barry Cain and Billy Childish...

X-Ray Spex - The Day The World Turned Day-Glo (Rough Mix)

Listen out for the Andy Warhol chorus on this Adam and The Ants obscurity

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