the current costume show at the metropolitan museum is
punk: chaos to couture. i wasn’t all that interested in going
but hadn't been all that interested in the alexander mcqueen show
two years (!!) ago and found it thrilling.
the punk show features, among other amusements, a recreation of the bathroom of punk club cbgb.
the rooms are dark, illuminated mainly by videos, throbbing with the sounds of 70s punk icons like patti smith, the ramones, blondie, the sex pistols.
there are all the requisite punk tropes: the torn, the sharp, the pasted together. garbage bags, staples, newsprint, and, inevitably, safety pins.
abraham lincoln is alleged to have said "for people who like this sort of thing, this is the sort of thing they like." works for me.
this is the one image i made at the show that i love.
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