On the advent of the 25th anniversary of the release of Oasis’ first full album Definitely Maybe (1994), The Browse Gallery Berlin (Kreuzberg) presents iconic photo art by Michael Spencer Jones created for the band.
Stunning photographic prints of iconic Oasis record covers which created the cult look and feel of the band as well as unseen band portraits by Michael Spencer Jones, to be seen at the exhibition in Berlin until April 7.
A host of previously unseen photographs of Oasis, plus editions of sleeve artwork – limited edition prints – never before seen in public
Setting the Scene: Oasis 25 is a celebration and a journey into how these extraordinary covers were made. A revealing look into the stories behind the images and how the fans connected so strongly to them. Michael produced images which spoke to a sense of being and a lifestyle of an entire, global generation. The exhibition lets us experience how Michael was using his photographic art to provide a look and feel, setting the context – physically and spiritually – for a generation to slip into the vibe and phenomenon that – love them or hate them – was Oasis.
The photographer Michael Spencer Jones will engage in a live Q and A session with the equally legendary John Robb on Saturday 6th April to coincide with the finisage of the event – don’t miss it!
The exhibition, curated collaboratively by John Colton and Emily Smeaton with Michael Spencer Jones, features a host of previously unseen photographs of Oasis, together with editions of sleeve artwork – limited edition prints – never before seen in public, and items of memorabilia from the shoots themselves including the songs that inspired them.
The exhibition runs until 7th April at the Browse Gallery:
There will be one or two surprises in the installation as well – making it possible to relive a sense of the Oasis experience – Setting the Scene
Noel Maurice is one of the founders of indieberlin. Originally from the UK via a childhood in Johannesburg, he has been resident in Berlin since 1991. Describing himself as a ‘recovering musician’, he is the author of The Berlin Diaires, a trilogy detailing the East Berlin art and squat scene of the early 90s, available on Amazon and through this site.