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January 23, 2014

Moore College Of Art And Design Debuts Pretty Vacant: The Graphic Language of Punk, An In-Depth Look At The Musicians Of The Groundbreaking Era, January 25-March 15

Moore College of Art and Design unveils Pretty Vacant: The Graphic Language of Punk, an exhibition that explores the musicians and artists of the punk and post-punk era through hundreds of artifacts from a New York-based collector. (Photo by M. Fischetti for Visit Philadelphia)

Opening this Saturday, January 25, Moore College of Art and Design welcomes Pretty Vacant: The Graphic Language of Punk, an in-depth look at the world of punk from the collection of Andrew Krivine, a New York-based collector.

Pretty Vacant: The Graphic Language of Punk spotlights several hundred artifacts from the punk and post-punk musical era. An era that began in the mid-1970s, the punk movement is a time known for its rebellion against the norm and the development of a new counterculture that still plays a role in modern society.

Influenced by art movements, organizations, humor and more from around the world, the punk movement brought forward a new type of music and graphic design.

Learn about some of punk’s powerhouses — including The Ramones, the Sex Pistols and the Clash — and other iconic punk musicians — the Cramps, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed and Elvis Costello — through the variety of items on view at the exhibition. Browse hundreds of flyers, posters, badges, photos, record sleeves, fanzines and more.

The exhibition is also made up of illustrations created by prominent graphic artists of the punk era including Barney Bubbles, Peter Saville and anonymous artists.

Admission to the exhibition is completely free.

Take note, the galleries at Moore are closed on Sundays and school holidays.

For an early peek at the exhibition, be sure to stop by the opening reception tomorrow, January 24 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Pretty Vacant: The Graphic Language of Punk
When: Monday-Saturday, January 25-March 15
Where: Moore College of Art and Design, 1916 Race Street
Cost: Free
More info: www.moore.edu

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