The Michael Hoppen Gallery has joined forces with Rex Shutterstock to present PUNK, an exhibition of vintage press prints that document the rise of punk culture in 1970s Britain.
The gallery itself was established twenty-four years ago on the Kings Road in Chelsea, an area that just over a decade earlier formed the epicentre of punk culture.
A spokesperson for the gallery said: "In 1971, Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood opened SEX (originally called Let it Rock), a notorious shop that became instrumental in creating the radical punk clothing style. McLaren also began managing The Swankers, who would shortly become the Sex Pistols.
"By the end of 1976, Punk was in full swing, many Sex Pistols fans had formed their own bands and the Kings Road was famous for the crowds of punks who paraded up and down it each weekend. The shops, the performance, the characters and the spectacle that was PUNK are all captured in this extraordinary collection of vintage photographs."
Hero image: Clash, 1970s © Ray Stevenson. Courtesy of Rex Shutterstock.
Via direct submission | All images courtesy of Rex Shutterstock
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