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Friday, 1st Mar 2013
Washington D.C.’s Corcoran Gallery of Art has recently opened a new exhibition, looking at the visual culture created by local subcultural groups during the 1980s. Aside from its obvious significance as America’s capital city, D.C. has a vibrant musical history, acting as the birthplace for the ‘Go-Go’ funk movement pioneered by the likes of Chuck Brown, as well as a world-renowned punk and hardcore scene.
Various Hardcore 7" records, 1980s. Photo by Aaron Farley. Collection of Roger Gastman.
Pump Me Up features photos, flyers, posters, records, stage clothes, instruments and video footage all made between 1980 and 1992, effectively bringing the era back to life within the gallery space. Alongside D.C's emerging music scenes came the birth of a stripped-down street art movement. The exhibition features sections devoted to some of the area’s most iconic graffiti art, as well as concert posters made by the Baltimore-based Globe printing press.
Go-go graffiti by GO-GO SHORTY, c. 1985. Photo by EON.
In addition to the exhibition comes the release of a 320-page book of the same name, complete with foreword by Sarah Newman, curator of contemporary art at the Corcoran. A special 90 minute documentary will also be released, looking at the life of local graffiti legend Cool ‘Disco’ Dan. Narrated by former Black Flag frontman Henry Rollins, the film includes interviews with Chuck brown, civil rights advocate Walter Fauntroy and several prolific graffiti artists.
Pump Me Up: D.C. Subculture of the 1980s will be held at the Corcoran Gallery of Art from February 23rd – April 7th, 2013.
Wednesday, 12th Dec 2012
New York's Film Forum independent cinema has curated a special two week programme, paying tribute to the films of actor Jean-Louis Trintignant. The showcase features nineteen examples from the actor's expansive body of work, including his performance opposite Brigitte Bardot in Roger Vadim's 1956 classic: And God Created Woman.
Though Trintignant's early roles often saw him cast as the romantic lead, his on-screen persona has since been defined by his performances as cool, detached assassins. The actor's thoughtful and enigmatic characterisations made him popular with acclaimed French New Wave directors such as Francois Truffaut and Claude Chabrol, as well as a starring role in Italian master Bernardo Bertolucci's The Conformist (1971). The two-week season culminates with the opening of Trintignant's latest film, the Palme d'Or winning Amour by Michael Haneke.
Tuesday, 20th Nov 2012
New Yorker's are invited to join us at our Grand Street surplus shop this weekend, as we celebrate Black Friday with a special three day sale. The Williamsburg based shop will host a wide selection of one-off and rare Fred Perry pieces, with mark-downs of up to 70% off the original price.
Visit us from 10am-8pm on Black Friday, or between 12pm-8pm on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th November. For directions to the shop, visit our Store Finder page.