MIAMI///”KILL YOUR IDOLS” BRINGS PUNK TO ART BASEL

December 9, 2008  |  art, Art & Commerce, Art Basel, Dr Romanelli, Miami, News

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The Brutal Knights earn their moniker...

Miami’s punk contingent went sleepless last week while the KILL YOUR IDOLS/PUNK IS EVERYTHING installation, sponsored by CONVERSE, “with love,” shook ART BASEL. A poignant tribute to the lasting vitality of underground punk culture, the exhibition was curated by author, artist, and punk historian BRYAN RAY TURCOTTE, whose books “Fucked Up and Photocopied” and the newly-published “Punk is Dead, Punk is Everything” are virtual textbooks of punk art over the years. Classic punk flyer imagery from Turcotte’s books formed the foundation of the exhibition’s visuals (and the exhibition’s tear-away wallpaper) and was augmented by a show of original photographs by lenswoman EILEEN POLK who captured early visions of everyone from the Dead Boys and The Clash, to The Misfits and The Ramones, in her 30+ year career. Nightly entertainment in the form of live music by punk upstarts like THE BRUTAL KNIGHTS, MATT & KIM, NODZZZ, CAUSTIC CHRIST, SEX/VID, and HEX DISPENSERS, to name a few kept the crowd sweaty till morning, while old school Chuck Taylor product tosses kept everyone’s feet on the ground. HAVE A LOOK:

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Pre-show it's all fun and games for The Brutal Knights...

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But when the lights go on, the boners come out...

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And the rockin gets heavy...

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Darren "DR" Romanelli, OHWOW Gallery's Al & Karla Moran, Karina, and reformed gutter punk KAWS...

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Caustic Christ fires up...

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And the crowd gets restless...

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Caustic Christ in the lineup...

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Annihilation Time in a rare calm moment...

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Sex/Vid live on a steady diet of porno...

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Reigning Sound remain undefeated...

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The involuntary teardown begins...

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Free souvenirs for purple haired girls...

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