Thursday, January 14, 2016
The first issue of Punk Magazine debuted on Jan. 15, 1976... on this occasion, Howl! Happening is presenting an exhibition commemorating the 40th anniversary of the first issue, which featured cover-boy Lou Reed as drawn by founding editor John Holmstrom.
The exhibition showcases work by Holmstrom, an East Village resident, as well as some of the artists and illustrators who contributed to the magazine during its three-plus year run, including Robert Romagnoli (who replaced Robert Crumb at The Village Voice) and Ken Weiner, who will be drawing "Ugly Portraits" during the opening tonight. There will also be artifacts from the magazine, including the Sex Pistols Puppets featured on the cover of Punk No. 14.
The exhibition continues through Jan. 30 at the Howl! Happening gallery space on East First Street. The opening reception is tonight from 6-8. Visit Howlarts.org for updates and a full schedule of events during the exhibition.
Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
All events are free
Howl! Happening: An Arturo Vega Project, 6 E. First St. between the Bowery and Second Avenue
Tomorrow morning (Friday, Jan. 15!) from 10-noon, I'll be talking with Holmstrom and some other Punk alum for an interview airing on East Village Radio. Listen in via dashradio.com/EVR or the Dash Radio app.
The show will be rebroadcast at some point during the weekend. (I will update with the time...)
Previously on EV Grieve:
Q-and-A with John Holmstrom, founding editor of Punk Magazine
John Holmstrom on the CBGB movie and the East Village of 2013