Pop Culture & Performing Arts

Kim Gordon: No Icon

An edgy and evocative visual self-portrait by musician and artist Kim Gordon, indie-underground cultural icon and muse of style for four decades.

As cofounder of legendary rock band Sonic Youth, best-selling author, and celebrated artist, Kim Gordon is one of the most singular and influential figures of the modern era.

This personally curated scrapbook is an edgy and evocative portrait of Gordon's life, art, and style. Spanning from her childhood on Californian surf beaches in the '60s and '70s to New York's downtown art and music scene in the '80s and '90s where Sonic Youth was born. Through unpublished personal photographs, magazine and newspaper clippings, fashion editorials, and advertising campaigns, interspersed with Gordon's song lyrics, writings, artworks, private objects, and ephemera, this book demonstrates how Kim Gordon has been a role model for generations of women and men.

About The Author

Kim Gordon is an American musician, singer, songwriter, visual artist, and actress. She was the bassist, guitarist, and vocalist in the alternative rock band Sonic Youth. Her autobiographical memoir, Girl in a Band, 2015, is a New York Times best seller. She is represented by 303 Gallery in New York City and has had solo shows at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh and the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin. Carrie Brownstein is an American musician, actress, writer, director, and comedian. She first came to prominence as a member of the band Excuse 17 followed by Sleater-Kinney and Wild Flag. Brownstein wrote and appeared in the satirical comedy TV series Portlandia.

  • Publish Date: October 06, 2020
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Music - Genres & Styles - Rock
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 8 x 10
  • Pages: 272
  • US Price: $45.00
  • CDN Price: $60.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-6581-9

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