Loud Flash: British Punk on Paper is a compelling portrait of a particular moment in British popular culture, at the bitter end of the post-war period. It tells its story through a unique collection of several hundred posters, flyers and other ephemera assembled by artist and erstwhile punk, Toby Mott.
With the passion of a true fan and an artist’s eye for an image, he has gathered the evidence of the short life and premature, messy end of British Punk. There are iconic images by artists such as Jamie Reid and Linder Sterling, as well as flyers, gig posters, and zines, crudely cut and pasted by anonymous hands. A fascinating collection of political material supplies further context of a nation of unrest, torn by extremism, recording attempts by political extremes of both left and right to co-opt the power of youth.
Loud Flash: British Punk on Paper
July 16 – August 27, 2011
Opening Reception Saturday, July 16, 2011, 6 – 8pm
2622 S La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90034
Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 6pm