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Beatles, Sex Pistols, Amy Winehouse in new London exhibition

(c) Keith Haynes 2014

This is Pop (c) Keith Haynes 2014

Fans and collectors of the Beatles, Sex Pistols and Amy Winehouse will want to check out a new London exhibition, opening today at Woolff Gallery, London W1.

The new Keith Haynes exhibition of rock art also features other notables such as The Clash, Elvis Presley and Bob Dylan.

It’s a compelling series of mixed media limited editions.

Using as his raw material black vinyl LPs, album sleeves and record labels, Haynes has created a lovely series of contemporary pieces. They are presented, box-framed, in small limited editions, of between five and fifty.

Keith Haynes’ attractive rock art stood out for me among the 100+ gallery displays on a recent visit to the Affordable Art Fair. I’ll be visiting the Woolff exhibition soon, and look forward to scrutinising the Bob Dylan artwork, among others.

The show starts today and runs until 2 May at Woolff Gallery, 89 Charlotte St, London W1.


Punk images: Pretty Vacant in Philadelphia

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Pretty Vacant in Philadelphia: exhibition of punk images

Aficionados of punk images will be rewarded by a visit to Pretty Vacant: The Graphic Language of Punk, an important exhibition now winding down at The Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA.

You’ll have to hurry to catch it, though – it closes this Saturday, 15 March. Entry is free.

Pretty Vacant gathers together hundreds of posters, flyers, fanzines, handbills, record sleeves, badges and other materials on loan from New York collector Andrew Krivine. It’s a cornucopia of punk images.

As well as the punk images behind big hitters like The Clash, The Ramones, and the Sex Pistols, Pretty Vacant also covers the graphics inspired by bands like A Certain Ratio, Buzzcocks, The Cramps, The Cure, the Damned, The Fall, The Jam, Joy Division, Kraftwerk and Public Image Limited.

The punk images include work by the best-known graphic artists like Jamie Reid and Peter Saville, as well as a host of less celebrated designers.

The Gallery is at 20th Street and The Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103.