Punk rock is all about rebelling against authority- but now, this defiant movement is about to take the spotlight in an unexpected place....an art gallery. "Rude and Reckless: Punk/Post-Punk Graphics, 1976-1982" is the first NYC show to celebrate the flyers, fanzines, posters, and clothes from the era.
The exhibit perfectly coincides with several musical milestones, including the 35th anniversary of Punk Rock, the release of the debut Ramones album, and that infamous Anarchy in the U.K. Tour- proof that timing really is everything.
And it's all going down thanks to local collector Andrew Kirshin, who has spent the last few decades amassing his collection of rare goods from artists like Patti Smith, the Police, Blondie, and Iggy Pop, and is now sharing them with us.
With 800 Punk pieces total, we can't think of a cooler way to revolt (without getting in trouble, that is...).
See a sneak preview below.
"Rude and Reckless: Punk/Post-Punk Graphics, 1976-82" at the Steven Kasher Gallery begins July 21st.