The Great Frog Reveals ’72 Gallery’ Punk Showroom on Orchard Street
Orchard Street is to receive a new gallery in short order, but not in the way you might think.
The Great Frog on Orchard Street is channeling its rock roots to transform part of the hard rock jewelry boutique into a gallery. The 72 Gallery, as it’s called, takes up floor space in the back of the seven-year-old store, and will feature “the music, art, poetry, and fashion that emerged in New York’s Lower Manhattan in the 1970s which has had such profound and lasting effect on global popular culture.”
The inaugural exhibit rather aptly showcases the photography of Godlis, who is revered for chronicling the heyday of CBGB. When punk was in its infancy. In fact, legend has it that Godlis was at CBGB so often that his then girlfriend/future wife had to ring the payphone just to reach him.
“It’s a Godlis World” opens on April 18 and runs through May 9.