Monday, June 9, 2008

Rock Explosion II: Exhibition of Rare Original Rock Posters, London, July 2008

Two years ago, during the summer of 2006, the Movie Poster Art Gallery in London played host to the groundbreaking and critically acclaimed exhibition ‘Rock Explosion’, a graphic treasure trove of rare original rock posters covering four decades of music, many of which had never been exhibited and made available to buy to the general public before.

Now two years on, the same gallery is proud to present the much-anticipated follow-up, ‘Rock Explosion II’, with a diverse selection of rare iconic posters and, for the first time, a choice selection of original photographs from rock and roll’s classic decades.

From West Coast Psychedelia to West London Punk, from David Bowie to The Fall, The Smiths to Led Zeppelin and Bob Marley, the show highlights a selection of music posters from some of rock and pop’s most unforgettable artists.

The exhibition also showcases a wealth of overlooked music graphic artists and designers including Jamie Reid (Sex Pistols), Barney Bubbles (Stiff Records), Peter Saville (Factory Records), Jo Slee and Morrissey (The Smiths), Jean Paul Goude (Grace Jones), and many more.

A highlight of the exhibition includes an exceptional collection of rare, original posters from The Rolling Stones vaults, including the notorious ‘Goats Head Soup’ and the controversial and highly provocative bondage, S&M poster for ‘Black and Blue’, customised as a visually compelling rare and collectable standee.

All items are on sale to the general public. First time collectors and buyers will find many great pieces surprisingly affordable. All posters purchased from the exhibition will include conservation-standard framing and UV glass

Explosion II runs from Sat 5th July to Sat 26th July, with a special Private/Press View on Thursday 3rd July at 6:30pm.

The Movie Poster Art Gallery
1 Colville Place, London, W1T 2BG

Gallery opening times:
Mon-Friday 11-6, Sat 11-4

Admission Free, Tel. 020 7637 7441

For those unable to visit the exhibition, posters can be ordered from the fully illustrated online catalogue featured on

Thanx Noble PR

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