Punk Passage San Francisco First Wave Punk 1977-1981

In what other city can the public library have a display of vintage dildos on one floor and on the next an exhibit chronicling  SFs punk scene from 77-81? San Francisco baby, you got to love it.
Punk Passage: San Francisco First Wave Punk 1977-1981

Punk Passage: San Francisco First Wave Punk 1977-1981

The Punk Passage: San Francisco First Wave Punk features 45 black and white portraits and live music photographs of original punk innovators by the San Francisco-based photographer Ruby Ray. Working for the seminal punk magazine, Search and Destroy, Ray began chronicling the City’s punk scene in 1977.

Original punk rock ‘zines, flyers and posters from 1977 to 1981, along with additional articles and ephemera from the Library’s Art, Music and Recre¬ation Center Collection and from the Little Magazine Collection, Book Arts & Special Collections, also will be on view, sharing the rich historical roots of punk rock from the center of the San Francisco artistic movement. The exhibition continues through Dec. 6.

There are several events in connection with the exhibit, check it out.

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One response to “Punk Passage San Francisco First Wave Punk 1977-1981

  1. and don’t forget the little known punk scene photos by legendary multimedia artist bruce conner, exhibited last year at the uc berkeley art museum . . .
    http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu/exhibition/bruce_conner

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