BANNED FROM THE GUGGENHEIM
AN EXHIBITION OF FANZINES PRESENTED
TO CRASS BETWEEN 1976 AND 1984,
PLUS ORIGINAL CRASS-ERA ARTWORKS BY GEE VAUCHER
AND A NEW AUDIO INSTALLATION BY PENNY RIMBAUD.
Once again the Boo-Hooray Gallery has put together a great exhibition featuring art from the punk era.
Last time it was Linder Sterling's early Xerox generated images at their old location in Chelsea, and now it's Crass, at the gallery's new spot downtown on Canal Street.
With their first blistering release in 1978, Crass was the first true anarchist punk band, and their philosophy influenced other heavyweights such as Discharge and Conflict, and resonated with hundreds of bands that followed.
The artwork they created for their albums and posters featured the now classic bold stencil print, screen prints, collages and satirical paintings, which not only made their message very clear, but also defined what then became a style, again adopted by like-minded political punk bands, and their fans.
This exhibit features posters, flyers, and a huge collection of similarly minded punk fanzines given to the band over the years - a MUST for the true anarchist, punk rocker, rebel-rocker, rock-n-roller, mini-punk, art connoiseur, arm-chair anarchist, punk, ex-punk, backpack punk, spare-changer, hippie, limousine liberal, rasta, Combat 84 fan on the fence, Falkland Islander, Argentinian, crustie (no pets allowed), skittle, Wall Street occupationist, and Sesame Street occupationist.
It runs through October 20, is open every day, 11-6pm, and is free. Dont miss it.
Check the website HERE.