Paul Williams: A Science-Fiction and Rock & Roll Trufan

Paul Williams: A Science-Fiction and Rock & Roll Trufan

Sunday, Mar 24, 2013

Boo-Hooray (Canal Street)
265 Canal Street, Suite 601
New York, NY 10013

On March 24th, 2013, Boo-Hooray celebrated the legendary writer/editor Paul Williams at Boo-Hooray.

This one-day exhibition/celebration, honoring our favorite American cultural catalyst-person, showed a comprehensive gathering of Paul’s books and publications including his early science-fiction fanzines, early copies of Paul’s Crawdaddy Magazine (arguably the first rock & roll fanzine), a complete run of the Philip K Dick Society newsletter which Paul edited, and a bunch of photographs and materials relating to Paul Williams’ extraordinary illuminated life as an ambassador of hep and a clear thinker of important cultural thought.

Cindy Lee Berryhill and Lenny Kaye performed a couple of Paul’s favorite songs.

BOO-HOORAY exhibits both at home in New York City as well as internationally. We also stage collaborative exhibitions with the Hayward Gallery and Rough Trade in London, Tsutaya Daikanyama, Hysteric Glamour, and United Arrows in Tokyo, Galleri Operatingplace in Stockholm, Colette in Paris, PopMontreal in Montreal, Mishka Los Angeles, Printed Matter at both MOCA/LA and PS1/NYC, and Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, the New York Public Library, the Grolier Club, and Milk Gallery in New York.

Boo-Hooray exhibitions have included shows featuring Larry Clark, The Velvet Underground, Ray Johnson, Afrika Bambaataa, Jonas Mekas, Ed Sanders, Linder Sterling and Jon Savage, Spencer Sweeney, Houston Rap, private press vinyl, Wallace Berman, anarcho-punk group Crass, Jason Polan, Jack Smith, cult-filmmaker Ed Wood, and Situationist Times editor Jacqueline de Jong.

The exhibitions are drawn from cultural archives that Boo-Hooray excavates, organizes, and places in institutions such as Columbia University’s Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Cornell University’s Division of Rare Manuscript Collections, Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Library.