Frankie Knuckles’ record collection featured in new exhibit

Written by on July 8, 2021

With 5,000 LPs including test pressings, promos, and more.

A selection of Frankie Knuckles’ extensive record collection — titled A Song For Frankie — is currently on show as part of group exhibit Social Works, at Gagosian Gallery’s Chelsea outpost in NYC.

Presented by Theaster Gates, the installation features 5,000 records taken from Knuckle’s personal archive — including test pressings and promos.

Many of the records are adorned with handwritten notes from his friends and peers, offering insight into the close knit bonds between DJs and friends.

Alongside Gates’ installation, Social Works — curated by Antwaun Sargent — also includes work by David Adjaye, Kenturah Davis, and Linda Goode Bryan.

A Song For Frankie follows Gates’ Black Image Corporation installation at 180 The Strand, as part of Prada Mode during 2019.

Social Works will run at Gagosian until the 13th August.


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