First up we’re pleased to announce that the Classic Material exhibition at the City Arts and Music Project has been extended into February so if you’ve not been down to check out the work yet, there’s still plenty of time.
We’re also very pleased to let you know that more of the work is now available to purchase online. Five prints by legendary UK street style photographer Normski are now available to purchase from the Classic Material online store. There are five prints in total, each printed on 200gsm matt stock, signed by the artist and embossed. Prints are priced at £50 each.
Normski exploded onto the public stage in the early 90s as presenter of BBC2’s groundbreaking Def 2 and Dance Energy shows, broadcasting the under-represented elements of the UK’s dance music culture and black music as whole to a new audience.
For many years prior Normski had been documenting the rise of hip hop culture in the UK and UK club culture through photography. As a key figure on the UK’s early hip hop scene, Normski enjoyed unparalled access to rising stars of the home grown scene and touring acts from the US who appear in his own particular brand of portrait photography. Well known subjects appearing in Normski’s work include the likes of Big Daddy Kane, Biz Markie and Public Enemy. In recent years, Normski’s photographic works have experienced a renaissance with high profile exhibitions at venues across the UK.