Virgin Records: 40 Years of Disruptions

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With humble beginnings slinging imported krautrock records from a beanbag-laden hole in the wall in central London, the now-global media empire Virgin Records celebrates four decades in the business with a retrospective of their contribution to both music and visual culture. Though space-traveling billionaire Sir Richard Branson sold the label over 20 years ago, the outfit carried his adventurous, risk-taking spirit. Over the years Virgin’s roster has included everyone from The Rolling Stones to Daft Punk and the exhibition explores the visuals of the label’s artists over the decades, from their early punk days to sold-out arena mainstream success. The exhibition is on display at the Victoria House in London through 29 October.