Next week will be a busy one for London-based fans of music-related fashion & ephemera. Besides the Paul Gorman curated Lloyd Johnson Exhibit opening on Tuesday, my friend Gary Loveridge will be having his own show at 198, a contemporary arts & learning gallery in south east London, opening on Thursday the 26th.
The Art of British Rock: 50 Years of Rock Posters, Flyers and Handbills, Gary's collection will certainly look even better, if that's possible, on the walls of the gallery. And, as a special treat, if you make the opening, you'll get to see the great Spizz in an intimate setting.
As an adolescent in Weston Super Mare Gary Loveridge, music poster collector and punk historian, stole a Damned poster from the local record shop's sound proof listening booth. Then going to gigs in Bristol he would take down the record company display advertising the band's latest releases. On the way home Loveridge would rip down the fly posters and anything else he could get his hands on. This began a growing fragmented punk collage over his teenage bedroom wall, thus beginning Loveridge’s collection of music posters.
Blank Generation: A Collection of Original Punk Posters:
January 26 - Preview with performance from Spizz 77 of Spizzenergi 6:30-9:00PM
Exhibition continues January 26 – March 8
198 Contemporary Arts and Learning
198 Railton Road
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