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Ed Colver x Exene Cervenka Timed Release


For his fourth release with Prints on Wood, Ed Colver brings forth an iconic portrait of Exene Cervenka, poet, artist, headline-maker and rock goddess of California punk band, X.

Active since 1977, X is still in motion after nearly 40 years in the industry. Cervenka and long-time band-mates, John Doe and Billy Zoom are currently touring across several states, right now in with Seattle, WA with four more stops to go. The legendary act holds its place in music history as one of the West Coast punk bands to prevail in the scene's small heyday.

Of course, present during the time as well was punk rock photographer, Ed Colver. “I was omnipresent," Colver explains to a FIDM reporter in 2011. "I was out everywhere. Back in those days, the shows were small, but the bands were good.”

Well-known throughout the music landscape for his momentous captures, Colver has become an authority on the topics of composition and timing. In 2011, Ed was invited to sit in as an industry insider for Instructor Kevin Reagan‘s graphic design course at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising Los Angeles (FIDM).


In 2012, LA Times covered Colver's group photo exhbition 'Faraway So Close: Photographs of Los Angeles in the '80s' at Morono Kiang Gallery. On the topic of one of Ed's photos, Times writer Randy Lewis explains:

"Colver's photo of the scene outside a Hollywood Boulevard theater at the 1981 premiere of Penelope Spheeris' celebrated punk documentary "The Decline of Western Civilization" communicates volumes about the combative atmosphere from which punk arose like a weed through a crack in a sidewalk: The street is lined with dozens of police motorcycles, setting the stage for battle."

From capturing the rise of Bad Brains, to gaining early access to young Keith Morris (Black Flag) and Mike Ness (Social Distorition), Colver' photos have been pivotal in representing and adding context to what has become one of the most scarcely documented, but culturally iconic subcultures in American history.

To grab a limited run print of Exene Cervenka, photographed by Ed Colver and printed on 1/2" sustainable birch wood, available now till January 6, 2016, click here. The print is available both with, or without a frame, to fit your home or office decor needs.