Kosmo Vinyl. Photo by Jason Hamacher via Emory.
Kosmo Vinyl, the former manager of The Clash, will be hosting a conversation about the intersection of punk, do-it-yourself culture and art on the evening of Sept. 26 at Emory’s Woodruff Library.
The event is free to the public, however, due to space limitations the Library encourages those interested to make reservations here. The Woodruff Library is located on the Emory campus at 540 Asbury Circle.
Vinyl was born in London, but now calls New York home. While he’s best known for his career with the seminal punk band The Clash, his art has been exhibited in Atlanta, Nashville, London, and Washington D.C. according to program materials. This year, one of his paintings was chosen for the Royal Academy of Arts 250th Summer Exhibition.
“This event is part of our ongoing effort to spotlight do-it-yourself culture, music and art,” Randy Gue, curator of modern political and historical collections at the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library, said in a statement. “Kosmo brings a broad perspective to any discussion of DIY because of his experiences with The Clash and other bands. This event is a perfect way to explore the Rose Library’s expanding collections documenting punk music and Atlanta’s DIY culture.”