as you may have realised, we are super proud of our collaboration with julia gorton. never shown in the uk before, her opening night at Untitled on the 4th january was a huge success. originally curated for 3 months only, we decided to extend the duration of it due to its popularity.
in case you aren’t familiar with the new york artist, here’s a little recap of her amazing journey through the years that took her to where she is now.
julia gorton started her career as a photographer, designer and visual director of the no wave fanzine beat it! which offered commentary and information about the nyc music scene, 1977-1980.
her high contrast photos combined with graphic patterns, diy lettering and random collaged elements captured a fleeting time with unique style.
gorton’s photos of musicians including patti smith, debbie harry, tom verlaine, david byrne, lydia lunch, iggy pop, james chance, richard hell and anya phillips have been seen in ny rocker, no magazine, the new york times, and on record jackets for independent labels including ork records, lust/unlust and ze records.
her photography work was prominently featured in no wave: post-punk. underground. new york. 1976-1980 by thurston moore and byron coley (abrams image, 2008), and included in who shot rock and roll: a photographic history, 1955-present by gail buckland (knopf, 2009), outside The lines by matteo torcinovich (octopus books,2016) and untypical girls (cicada books, 2017) by sam knee.
julia’s super cool merch is available to purchase at the bar or through our shop page. because we all need a touch of punk in our lives.