Last Friday night in West London saw the opening of a photographic exhibition to celebrate the release of The Writing On The Wall by Roger Perry.
The book originally released way back in 1976 documents London graffiti long before the influence of the hiphop and punk rock cultures that shaped the street art and graffiti we know today. From the political writings of King Mob to the tags of future Madness members and banal comical slogans daubed on London's streets the photos of Roger Perry form a unique time capsule that is now available to a fresh generation.
Roger Perry passed away in 1981 so if it wasn't for George Stewart-Lockharte's perseverance in pulling together this new and expanded volume, The Writing On The Wall could have just existed as a thing of legend occasionally available for a premium on eBay.
You can see a bunch of photos from the show HERE in the artbleat gallery.
The show is on until 1st August
Mon - Sat / 12pm - 6pm
The Horse Hospital
Visit their website HERE for more info
The Roger Perry Book website is HERE
You can purchase a copy of the book HERE