Pop Talk

David Bowie 'Lodger' 1979

Derek Boshier, who is giving a talk as part of our CHELSEA programme of public events, designed the cover for David Bowie’s 1979 album Lodger in collaboration with Bowie and the photographer Brian Duffy.

Wallpaper design by David Bowie1995

A David Bowie wallpaper design was loaned to CHELSEA space for the exhibition Ideal Home by pop culture  commentator Paul Gorman who coincidently will be in conversation with Derek Boshier for the CHELSEA programme event.

'Get Yer Ya Ya's Out' 1970

Ideal Home also featured Steve Thomas‘s design for the Rolling Stones live album ‘Get yer Ya Ya’s Out which included a couple of great images of guitarist Keith Richards.

Keef wearing La Rocka

Keith Richards bought clothes designed by Lloyd Johnson who is the subject of the next exhibition at CHELSEA space Lloyd Johnson: The Modern Outfitter which opens on 24th January.

Billy Idol in a Johnsons 'Kanji' shirt design

Generation X ' King Rocker' 7" single sleeve designs from the Barney Bubbles installation at CHELSEA space in 2010

Other  Johnsons habitués included Billy Idol who came to fame with the band Generation X whose record covers were featured at CHELSEA space in an exhibition about artist/ designer Barney Bubbles curated by Paul Gorman.

Tony James, Glen Matlock and Mick Jones at CHELSEA space in 2009

Billy Idol’s fellow Generation X member, Tony James, who went on to form Sigue Sigue Sputnik,  is part of the band Carbon Silicon with his old friend former Clash, Big Audio Dynamite and Gorillaz guitarist Mick Jones who was the subject of the CHELSEA space show Mick Jones’ Rock & Roll Public Library. Tony James and Mick Jones are shown here at CHELSEA space with Glen Matlock from the Sex Pistols who also shopped at Johnsons. 

Joe Strummer wearing a Johnsons 'Kanji' shirt design

The Clash line up also included the legendary Joe Strummer who is seen here wearing a similar Japanese inspired Johnsons shirt to the one worn by Billy Idol. Joe Strummer studied art at The Central School where he was taught by Derek Boshier who is in conversation with Paul Gorman as part of our CHELSEA programme!

Derek Boshier ‘From Doris to Chemical Cowboy’ 18.01.12. 6-7.30, the Lecture Theatre, Chelsea College of Art & Design, Atterbury Street  SW1P 4JU   – SORRY EVENT NOW FULL

Lloyd Johnson:The Modern Outfitter curated by Paul Gorman 25.01.12 – 03.03.12 CHELSEA space 16 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4 JU Tuesday – Friday 11am-5pm, Saturdays 10am-4pm