Home Of Metal has partnered with Subliminal Projects in Los Angeles to present Never Say Die! – Celebrating 50 Years Of Black Sabbath, which opens from 19 October. This immersive exhibition features portraits from the Home Of Metal Black Sabbath fan archive, historical photos, ephemera, and memorabilia sourced directly from the band members, and a group art exhibition.
The immersive exhibition aims to showcase how the music of four working-class men from Aston, Birmingham, UK, captured the hearts and minds of fans globally and inspired an entire genre of music, art, culture and community.
The contributing artists are Ben Venom, David Cook (Bone Thrower), Dennis McNett (Wolfbat), Gareth Stehr, Kelly Breez, Lucy McLauchlan and Shepard Fairey. The exhibition’s reception takes place on Friday, October 19, 6-9 p.m. The exhibition then runs from 19 October 19 to 17 November.
In conjunction with the opening of Never Say Die!, Subliminal Projects has teamed up with iconic Los Angeles rock venue The Echo for a special concert following the opening reception.
“Black Sabbath are the forefathers of heavy metal and are loved throughout the world,” said Lisa Meyer, director of Home Of Metal. “We are delighted to be launching our next phase of Home Of Metal in Los Angeles with this exhibition and look forward to bringing it back to Birmingham next summer.”
Added Shepard Fairey a.k.a. Obey Giant: “Black Sabbath has been one of my all-time favorite bands for decades and I think it’s only fitting that we celebrate 50 years of the masters of reality. I’m proud to be part of this show and to bring this to Subliminal Projects and Echo Park all the way from Birmingham.”
The summer of 2019 will see a large-scale program of events across Birmingham, U.K., including a major exhibition at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery exploring the legacy of Black Sabbath as well as contemporary exhibitions with artists Ben Venom, Alan Kane and Monster Chetwynd.
Formed in Aston, Birmingham England in 1968 and cited as the pioneers and godfathers of heavy metal, Black Sabbath were founded by Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Ozzy Osbourne and Bill Ward. From humble beginnings, Black Sabbath created a new sound, a new aesthetic, and a new culture – heavy metal.
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