Punk is most commonly associated with music, fashion and graphics, but its rebellious and iconoclastic spirit also found expression in the visual arts. Panic Attack! reveals the vibrant art scene that exploded in Britain and the United States between 1974 and 1984, when visual artists shared some of the radical attitudes and aesthetics of punk and post-punk musicians and designers. Featuring essays by both British and American commentators, a detailed chronology of the art and music scenes of the time and stunning reproductions of works by over thirty leading artists, Panic Attack! is an account of one of the most exciting periods in modern art.
MARK SLADEN, formerly Senior Curator at the Barbican Art Gallery, London, is Director of Exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London. ARIELLA YEDGAR is co-curator of the exhibition Panic Attack! Art in the Punk Years at the Barbican Art Gallery."