Days of Punk
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February 1, 2023
Punk Photographer Michael Grecco at MOAH:CEDAR - Artnowla
“Days of Punk,” Los Angeles-based photographer and director Michael Grecco’s multi-media solo exhibition celebrating punk music and culture, will open on Saturday, February 4 at MOAH:CEDAR in Lancaster, CA with an artist’s reception from 4-6PM. The show is presented in partnership with the Lisbon, Portugal-based production firm Terra Esplendida. It will run through March 19, and marks the first time the “Days of Punk” museum exhibition will be on the west coast of the United States. The show originally premiered with a special public installation at the international photography fair Photo London in 2021, and is currently touring in the U.S. and Europe.
The photographs featured in the exhibition date back to the late ‘70s through the early ‘90s, when Grecco documented the nightclub and concert scenes in New York and Boston as punk roared into the U.S. He was working as an Associated Press photographer, lensman for legendary rock station WBCN-FM, and was a self-described “club kid” who had a unique opportunity to embed himself into this revolutionary scene as both a chronicler and a participant. Grecco captured for posterity a riotously outspoken time in pop culture history, with all its raw energy and outrageous antics.