Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Led Zeppelin exhibition in Greenwich

The Flood Gallery is a newish shop/gallery in Greenwich Market that specialises in music and cinema posters.  At the moment they have an exhibition entitled 'IV at 40' to mark the 40th anniversary of the release of Led Zeppelin IV, with a series of specially commissioned posters inspired by tracks on the album.

Must admit I'm not big on Led Zep or heavy rock generally, and I will spare you my pro-feminist critique of the 1970s rock art aesthetic. But this is very well-executed and if you do like Led Zeppelin you'll probably love it.

As an owl enthusiast I was obviously drawn to this image by Chicago-based artist Dan Grzeca inspired by the track Four Sticks (yes, the song does mention an owl).

Updated : by coincidence on the same day I posted this I received notification that Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones is going to be in Greenwich this Thursday 8 December 2011 receiving an Honorary Fellowship from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Jones went to boarding school at Christ's College in Blackheath, and sang in the choir in the Painted Chapel, Greenwich when he was at a school - where the ceremony takes place on Thursday morning. Choreographer Matthhew Bourne, who attended Laban when it was still based in New Cross, is also receiving an award.

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