Growing up in New York in the ’70s, music photographer Laura Levine got her start by sneaking her camera into concerts and going backstage with a homemade press pass. Before long, she was shooting the biggest names in rock for The Voice, Rolling Stone, and New York Rocker, where she eventually rose to photo editor. Now, at Steven Kasher Gallery, check out her photos of everyone from a young Madonna (circa 1982) to Joey Ramone sitting on a kitchen floor to a scantily clad Björk in Woodstock. The show coincides with an equally cool exhibit at the gallery, Rude and Reckless: Punk/Post-Punk Graphics, 1976–82, which features more than 200 rare posters alongside fanzines, flyers, clothing, badges, and stickers promoting legendary groups such as the Buzzcocks, the Slits, and Killing Joke.
Aug. 10-19, 2011