The exhibition will feature contributions from the likes of Billy Childish, Nick Hornby, Tracey Emin, Harry Hill, Paul Simonon and Humphrey Ocean who created reinterpretations of The Clash’s iconic London Calling album cover, maybe Ray Lowry's most famous piece, for the 30th Anniversary of the album's release.
The original sketches, designs and ideas for the album cover, private sketchbooks, personal letters and previously unseen photographs, paintings and more will be on show.
Many people also remember Ray Lowry 's cartoons for British music weekly, the NME.
Ray Lowry’s cartoons, Pennie Smith’s photos and Nick Kent’s rambling prose were the three things in the NME that had me standing in the rain waiting for the newsagents to open every Wednesday at 7am. I couldn’t wait to devour it all so I could be as cool as they obviously were.” Kevin Cummins
Sounds like eons ago!
You can RSVP for the Private View on June 17 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM
It will be followed by an After Show Party from 8pm - 2am at The Horse & Groom, Curtain Road in Shoreditch with live performances from The John Moore Rock & Roll Trio and Rum Shebeen (Strummerville) plus DJ sets from Barry 'Scratchy' Myers (Clash's tour DJ) and Lois and Jon.
Both events on June 17 are Free and Open to All.
The exhibit is in support of the Ray Lowry Foundation...
Another one I will miss unless Richard Branson sends me a round trip ticket to London...