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Punk memorabilia at Christie’s

November 7, 2008

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I guess it had to happen. On November 24th, Christie’s is holding an auction of punk-rock memorabilia. It includes everything from a signed Ramones test pressing to a Sex Pistols press kit to a bondage jacket. That kick-ass Sandinista poster, above? Expected to fetch between two and three grand. Says a Christie’s spokesperson:

The generation who can now afford to buy this stuff is interested in different things. They’re not as interested in the Beatles as they are in the Sex Pistols or Nirvana. Ten years ago, punk memorabilia probably wouldn’t be something we’d be auctioning here. But now, people of a certain age have a certain ability to splurge on this material.

The sad part is that, if I had a spare eight hundred dollars lying around, I’d probably happily spring for a copy of Linder Sterling’s Orgasm Addict poster.

Check out the rest of the lots here.

[via the Guardian Music Blog]

2 comments

  1. I have to agree that this was inevitable but it is really really disgusting never the less.


  2. A couple of lots include collections of flyers from different cities (including Seattle and San Francisco) – I think they are more interesting as historical documents, and I’d rather see them in an archive than in private hands, frankly.



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