Punk for sale

Christie's auctions off punk memorabilia:
Three decades after punk exploded in a brief but potent fit of abrasion, alienation, and anarchy, the auction house Christie's is holding the first major US sale of memorabilia from the punk era on Nov. 24...

...The prospect of a tony auction house hawking high-priced artifacts from a fundamentally anti-consumer movement is drawing dismay from such observers as New York's Gothamist website and the UK's Guardian newspaper. "Back in the day," wrote the Guardian's Priya Elan, Christie's "wouldn't have let the likes of Joey Ramone and Patti Smith through their door."

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