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‘Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970 – 1990
21 Jan - 2012
This major exhibition was the first in-depth survey of art, design and architecture of the 1970s and 1980s, examining one of the most contentious phenomena in recent art and design history: Postmodernism. It showed how postmodernism evolved from a provocative architectural movement in the early 1970s and rapidly went on to influence all areas of popular culture including art, film, music, graphics and fashion.
The show included images of the Buffalo group, who were headed by Ray Petri, and included the original issue of The Face with the iconic cover of a young Felix Howard photographed by Jamie Morgan. The iconic image is also the cover of our book ‘Buffalo Ray Petri‘, which was published in 2000, a beautiful hard-backed retrospective showing the groundbreaking style the group encompassed through their fashion, music and photography.
The exhibition also included the equally iconic (and oh-so relevant to us naturally) trolley chair entitled ‘Consumer’s Rest’ by Frank Schreiner from 1990.