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The Writings On The Wall

Roger Perry’s The Writing on the Wall was last published in 1976. The book featuring black & white images documenting London’s political and counter-culture graffiti scene or the 1970s.

To mark the 40th anniversary, the book is now being re-released. The republication was funded through Kickstarter.

An exhibition of photos from “The Writing On The Wall” will be showing at The Horse Hospital, 11th July – 1st August.

Notting Hill Gate, c.1974

Basing Street, Notting Hill, London, c.1974

Elgin Avenue, Maida Vale, London, c.1974

Hammersmith and City Line (between Ladbroke Grove and Westbourne Park), c.1974

Richmond roundabout, c.1974

Near Portobello Road, Notting Hill Gate, London, c.1974

King Henry’s Road, Chalk Farm, London, c.1974

Flats near Arsenal football ground, Highbury, c.1974

All photo courtesy @ Roger Gerry/Guzelian

Dennis Hopper: The Lost Album

More than 400 previously unseen photographs taken by the later actor and director Dennis Hopper have gone on display at the Royal Academy of Arts. These photographs American capture counter-culture and social life in the 1960s.

Art dealer Irving Blum with model/muse Peggy Moffitt, 1964

Ike and Tina Turner, 1965

Timothy Leary, 1967Model and mob mistress Leon Bing, 1966

Andy Warhol and co at The Factory, 1963

Artist Ed Ruscha, 1964

On the road Double Standard, 1961

Andy Warhol, Henry Geldzahler, David Hockney and Jeff Goodman, 1963

Stand up tall Untitled (Blue Chip Stamps), 1961-67

Paul Newman, 1964

Bill Crosby, 1963

 

Laurie Simmons and her world of dolls

New York based artist Laurie Simmons, known for her photographic work of miniature and live-size dolls, paper cut-outs, puppets and dummies, portraying them as ‘living objects’ in a highly conceptual manner. Simmons’ symoblic photographs conveyed a bittersweet nostalgia for the 1950s, at the same time exposing the social issues such as consumerism and feminism in the postwar American culture.

WALKING & LYING OBJECTS 1987 – 1991

THE MUSIC OF REGRET 1994

CAFE OF THE INNER MIND 1994
LONG HOUSE 2002 – 2004
THE LOVE DOLL 2009 – 2011
Kigurumi, Dollers and How We See 2014

 

“KIGURUMI AND DOLLERS”, an exhibition of Laurie Simmons’ latest work is now showing at the Wilkinson Gallery.

Images curtsey ©Laurie Simmons  and ©Wilkinson Gallery