Days of Punk
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October 19, 2023
Artist Talk + Book Signing for Michael Grecco’s DAYS OF PUNK and Elizabeth Waterman’s MONEYGAME - artillerymag
There is a BOOK SIGNING and ARTIST TALK for both projects scheduled for Sunday, October 22, 1-3PM. Leica Gallery director Paris Chong curated both shows, and the installation marks the first time these bodies of work have been shown in Los Angeles.
Grecco’s multi-media exhibition “DAYS OF PUNK,” celebrates punk music and culture and features photos spanning 1978-1991. The negatives his years of punk shoots had sat dormant in file cabinets for decades until his archivist suggested revisiting this previously unseen body of work five years ago. Their efforts lead to Michael’s most recent book, the best-selling Punk, Post Punk, New Wave: Onstage, Backstage, In Your Face, 1978–1991 (Abrams Books, 2020), which introduced these images to the public for the first time. The book also includes Grecco’s personal anecdotes from those years, and a foreword by B-52s Fred Schneider.
The photographs featured in the exhibition – of artists including The Clash, Billy Idol, The Cramps, Wendy O. Williams (Plasmatics), The B-52s, Devo and more – date back to the late ‘70s through the early ‘90s, shot primarily in the Boston area, with some images captured in New York City. Included are performance shots, backstage moments, portraits, and more. They are available in various sizes as limited-edition signed prints that are exclusively printed on Ilford Gold Fibre Gloss paper. Ilford Imaging is the official paper sponsor for DAYS OF PUNK.