Barney Bubbles features large in NYC punk + post-punk graphics exhibition
This Larry Wallis poster design – one of five of the stars of the 1977 Live Stiffs tour – is among 20 or so examples of Barney Bubbles’ work included in Rude & Reckless, the punk and post-punk graphics exhibition opening tomorrow (July 21) at NYC’s Steven Kasher Gallery.
The show samples the collection of New York resident Andrew Krivine, who started accumulating records, posters, flyers and ephemera during family visits to the UK in the late 70s.
The teenage collector was given a fast-track to London’s music scene via his fashion entrepreneur cousin John Krivine, one of the founders of musician-haunted King’s Road boutiques Acme Attractions and Boy.
“Over the summers of 1977 and 1978 I became obsessed with punk, and was particularly drawn to Stiff Records and its extraordinary promotional materials,” says Krivine. “I visited the Stiff store several times and hoovered up whatever materials weren’t nailed down, in the process becoming a big fan of Barney’s work.”
The Bubbles designs in Rude & Reckless include two more of the Live Stiffs posters as well as items relating to Elvis Costello, The Damned, Nick Lowe, The Rumour and Ian Dury & The Blockheads.
Rude & Reckless: Punk/Post-Punk Graphics 1976-1982 also features work by Michael Beal, Peter Christopherson, Nick Egan, Malcolm Garrett, Jamie Reid, Parched Art, Peter Saville, Linder Sterling and X3 Studios.
Full details and a selection of exhibits here.
Also opening tomorrow at the same gallery is Musicians, a show including portraits of many punk and post-punk artists by photographer Laura Levine.
Tags: Acme Attractions, Andrew Krivine, Boy, Elvis Costello, Ian Dury, Jamie Reid, John Krivine, Larry Wallis, Linder Sterling, Malcolm Garrett, Michael Beal, Nick Egan, Nick Lowe, Parched Art, Peter Christopherson, Peter Saville, Stiff Records, The Damned, The Rumour, X3 Studios