A Year on Earth With Mr. Hell

Ubu Gallery is pleased to announce the publication of A Year on Earth With Mr. Hell, a début memoire authored by Young Kim. The book is a completely truthful and explicit account about the first ten months of a romance Kim conducted with legendary punk rocker and writer, Richard Hell, starting in the winter of 2016. Set in a Warholian swirl in the worlds of art, music, and fashion and spanning continents, the narrative is as much about Kim’s processing her grief for Malcolm McLaren (most famous for his role as the conceptualizer, organizer and manager of the Sex Pistols, as well as designing and commercializing punk style with his then-partner, Vivienne Westwood), her romantic and business partner for the last 12 years of his life until his untimely death in 2010.

A Year on Earth with Mr. Hell is published as a limited edition of 2000 numbered copies by Ubu Gallery, New York in collaboration with Fashionbeast. It will be launched in December internationally through private distribution at select bookstores and Ubu Gallery’s website. Ubu Gallery will host a virtual exhibition inspired by the book in tandem with the book’s release.

Press Release

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Interview l London Times
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