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    Sale 5397

    Popular Culture: Rock & Pop Memorabilia

    10 July 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 96

    Punk Magazine

    Price Realised  


    Punk Magazine
    A concert flyer You are cordially invited to attend the 1st Annual Punk Magazine Awards Ceremony, The Most Exciting Event Of The Year! We Promise! Club Hollywood, Friday, 13 October, 1978, guests and acts to include Kiss, Ramones, Blonde, Village People -- 17x11in. (43.2x28cm.)

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    In 1975, New York's underground "Punk" magazine gave a collective name to the disparate new rock groups that were playing in the city. The night advertised on this flyer gave birth to the Mudd Club, a notorious counter-cultural nightclub that became synonymous with new and cult Manhattan celebrities, including Jean-Michel Basquiat and a young Madonna.
    This rare flyer is illustrated in the book Cult Rock Posters 1972-1982. John Holmstrom and Ken Wiener helped in the design of this flyer. See footnote to lot 3.

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    R. Crimlis & A. Turner Op. cit 2006, pp.88-89