For sale: Tartan tabard designed by Blitz Kid Melissa Caplan
◼ WITH SPANDAU BALLET very much in the news this week you’ve a chance to pick up a tartan tabard created by one of their early student designers, Blitz Kid Melissa Caplan. The one we see here was owned and worn by soulboy Lance Mccormack to their gig aboard HMS Belfast in 1980. Yours for £40, or whatever the highest bid is in five days’ time.
Lance says he’s having a clear out, so while you’re browsing you’ll also see a “very rare” Lewis Leathers jacket (pictured below) for sale for £250 or better offer. Other classics available include Johnson’s Lurex peg trousers bought spring 1978; Johnsons BC Ethic Larocka shirt with artwork by Vince Ray; men’s vintage Bowie jacket handmade by Carnaby Cavern London only £15.
No excuse for not looking cool at next Wednesday’s big gig.
➢ Visit Lance’s sale page at eBay
◼ THE CONTACTS EXHIBITION
David Bowie shot in 1972: Six playful frames from the 20 on the 20×24-inch sheet by Barrie Wentzell / RockArchive in the Contacts exhibition
shows off a unique collection of never before seen contact sheets by some of the world’s greatest music photographers. The contact sheet is the photographer’s first look at what they have captured on camera, printed directly from the negatives or roll of film in the era before digital. One sheet might contain 30 shots taken in succession and thus gives an intimate glimpse into a photographer’s working process and editing choices while also sharing candid moments when an off-guard star is caught larking about.
The exhibition makes a trip worthwhile to St Leonards on Sea in East Sussex where all the prints at the Lucy Bell gallery are for sale. We see enlarged contact sequences of David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, Oasis, Joy Division, Iggy Pop, Tom Waits taken by renowned photographers such as Jill Furmanovsky, Barrie Wentzell, Don Hunstein, Michael Putland, Carinthia West, Michael Putland, Andrew Catlin, Matt Anker, Colin N Purvor and Brian Duffy.
➢ Contacts runs at the Lucy Bell gallery in St Leonards on Sea until 29 May 2018
➢ Bob Marley, Björk and David Bowie as you’ve never seen them – reviewed by Sam Wolfson in The Guardian
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Tagged Barrie Wentzell, Björk, Bob Marley, David Bowie, limited edition, Lucy Bell gallery