|Shepard Fairey, Pasteup, Unknown, 1999.|
“Since its rebellious inception in the 1970s, punk has always exhibited very visual forms of expression,” says Director of Cranbrook Art Museum Andrew Blauvelt, who is curating the exhibition. “From the dress and hairstyles of its devotees and the on-stage theatrics of its musicians to the graphic design of its numerous forms of printed matter. As such, punk’s energy coalesced into a powerful subcultural phenomena that transcended music to affect other fields such as visual art and design.”
|Various posters for The Clash, c. 1977–1985, Collection of Andrew Krivine. Photo courtesy the Galleries at Moore, Philadelphia.|
Photo by Joseph Hu.
Opening Weekend Events
June 15 + 16, 2018
Cranbrook Art Museum will host a weekend of celebrations surrounding the opening of both exhibitions. For exclusive access and advance ticket information, become a member today!
Preview Party: Friday, June 15, 2018 from 6-9pm.
6-7pm: VIP reception exclusively for ArtMembers. Memberships may be purchased on our website.
7-9pm: Open to the general public. Tickets are $30 at the door, or may be purchased in advance on our website.
DJs will be on hand for the celebration, as well as a very special guest! Cash bar. Live music. Complimentary appetizers.