PYMCA Opens New Gallery Space – Youth Club
PYMCA has just opened a brand new gallery space called Youth Club in Carnaby in the heart of central London.
Inside Job: June 30th – July 19th
Launch event, Thursday 7th July 6pm – late
The first exhibition in the new space is Inside Job, a collaborative exhibition showcasing highlights from Lawrence Watson’s world renowned photographic portfolio featuring music legends from rock, hip hop & brit pop and a selection of jackets from bespoke streetwear label House of Billiam. The centrepiece of the exhibition is a YOUTH CLUB commissioned House of Billiam varsity jacket (below) in trademark YOUTH CLUB colours with the lining made from an iconic photograph taken by long-time YOUTH CLUB contributor Lawrence Watson.
The photograph that YOUTH CLUB and House of Billiam settled upon was Lawrence Watson’s shot of LL Cool J performing live onstage in Philadelphia c.1983/84 taken for the NME (above). Lawrence recalls, “The journalist was Stuart Cosgrove… We were probably the only two white guys in the place and I was the only photographer in the pit. While LL was performing gunshots went off in the venue at the back in celebration. Only LL’s father rushed on to remove him from the stage. When calm had set back in he returned to finish his set”.
Inside Job will give photography fans & streetwear aficionados the unique opportunity to purchase a one-off, bespoke House of Billiam Varsity jacket made with an iconic Lawrence Watson photograph of their choosing as the lining.
Inside Job is at YOUTH CLUB, 2.1 Kingly Court, London W1B 5PW from June 30 until July 19.
The World Is Yours by Lawrence Watson is also available as an app from the iTunes store: