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From July 20 to August 26, 2016, the Michael Hoppen Gallery in London is presenting Punk, an exhibition of vintage press pictures documenting the rise of the punk movement in Great Britain in the seventies.

The gallery was founded 24 years ago on King’s Road in Chelsea, the city district that had been the centre of the punk movement a decade earlier.  In 1971, Malcolm McLaren and Vivien Westwood opened the infamous shop, SEX, which had a decisive impact on the punk movement’s radical clothing style. A short time later, McLaren became the manager of the Sex Pistols.

At the end of 1976, when the movement was in full swing, many Sex Pistols’ fans created their own bands, and King’s Road became the flaneur street for punk culture. The shops, the performances, the protagonists and the whole spectacle that defined punk at the time, are all well represented in this collection of vintage photographs.

Further information at: Michael Hoppen Gallery

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