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Chunk of Punk Exhibition: Barbican Music Library

We are really excited to announce that we will be launching our latest exhibition 'Chunk of Punk' at the Barbican Music Library from the start of March. Our very own, Jill Furmanovsky will be opening up her archive to share her collection of both well-known and unseen Punk images in a celebration of 40 years of Punk. A series of seminal shots of The Ramones, Buzzcocks, The Clash, The Sex Pistols, Blondie, The Undertones, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Blondie, Iggy Pop and more will be featured.

In addition fans will be able to enjoy a feast of punk vinyl curated by Barbican Music Library curator Michael Southwell. The collection will include the covers of punk albums and singles that Jill Furmanovsky was involved with, either as photographer or designer. Homage will be paid to Sniffin Glue Magazine and the style of punk in series of wall hangings that will include photography and symbols of punk iconology. Jill is collaborating on these with fashion house, Earl of Bedlam and artist, Neal Simons.

Jill says, "I am delighted to be showcasing A Chunk of Punk at the Barbican Music Library. I have been inspired to delve deep into my archives to celebrate the creative energy and inclusiveness of the Punk movement summed up by Mark Ps famous dictum - If you can play three chords you can form a band - It is echoed by my own experience - If you train for two weeks you can be a photographer!"

The exhibition is part of Punk London: 40 Years of Subversive Culture which celebrates punk heritage and influence.

 

Chunk of Punk Exhibition - Barbican Music Library - 2nd March to 25th May 2016

Library Opening Times:
Mondays & Wednesdays 9.30am to 5.30pm;
Tuesdays & Thursdays 9.30am to 7.30pm;
Fridays 9.30am to 2pm; Saturdays 9.30am to 4pm;
Closed on Sundays. The Library will also be closed for Easter from Friday 25 to Monday 28 March inclusive.

Blondie, Debbie Harry in Glasgow, 1977 Photo | Fine Art Print by Jill Furmanovsky

Blondie

Debbie Harry at the Glasgow Apollo, 1977, kicking off their first UK tour supporting American band Television. Blondie were the support act.

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Blondie, Debbie Harry in London, 1977 Photo | Fine Art Print by Jill Furmanovsky

Blondie

Debbie Harry of Blondie photographed by Jill Furmanovsky at Private Stock Records shortly after their debut album 'Blondie' was re-released.

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Jam, The (JA011JF)

The Jam

The Jam before they go onstage at Poplar Civic Hall, London in June 1977

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Patti Smith (PS001JF)

Patti Smith

Patti Smith performing onstage at the Rainbow Theatre, London in April 1978

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Sex Pistols (SP001JF)

Sex Pistols

I was brave enough to snatch this image of him and Nancy in the dressing room after a Ramones gig that took place on New Years Eve

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Clash, The (CL001JF)

The Clash

'White riot, I wanna riot, white riot, a riot of my own!' There was a riot at this gig when the audience smashed up a load of seats.

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Ramones, The (RA001JF)

The Ramones

This was my first punk image taken at the Roundhouse from above and behind the band in June 1976.

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Undertones, The (UN003JF)

The Undertones

The Undertones getting their teenage kicks on tour in 1978

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Featured Prints

The Cure, 1979 by Jill Furmanovsky

The Cure

The Cure captured in their early days in London in 1979

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Pink Floyd (PF050JF)

Pink Floyd

Iconic image of David Gilmour playing his ‘The Black Strat’ with Pink Floyd live at The Rainbow Theatre, London on 4 November 1973.

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Clash, The (CL001ABAL)

The Clash

The Clash back stage before their most famous gig at the Rainbow Theatre in May 1977.

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Bob Dylan (BD003ROSA)

Bob Dylan

In the studio in Santa Monica, California in 1980, Bob Dylan is captured whilst leaning on his guitar case.

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Oasis (OA009JF)

Oasis

This was taken on the first Oasis American tour. Twin benches on the boardwalk were ideal for this back-to-back portrait of the brothers

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Fall, The (FALL001KC)

The Fall

Early shot of The Fall at Central Station Car Park, Manchester in the summer of 1978

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Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra

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Stranglers, The

The Stranglers

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David Bowie

David Bowie

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Chrissie Hynde

Chrissie Hynde

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Lou Reed

Lou Reed

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Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac

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The Duffy Archive Collection

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Jill Furmanovsky Collection

Jill Furmanovsky Collection

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Mick Rock Limited Edition Print Collection

Mick Rock Limited Edition Print Collection

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Oasis Print Collection

Oasis Print Collection

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Contact Sheets Collection

Contact Sheets Collection

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