PUNK

20 Jul - 26 Aug 2016
  • 10 to See

    10 to See

    AESTHETICA

    The Michael Hoppen Gallery, appropriately located near Kings Road in Chelsea close to where Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood created the punk look and brought about the genesis of the Sex Pistols, hosts an exhibition of vintage prints in association with the press picture agency Rex Shutterstock. These are images which capture the energy of the time, the bands, the people, the fashions.

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  • PUNK ISN'T DEAD: FASHION CELEBRATES 40 YEARS OF REBELLIOUS READY-TO-WEAR

    PUNK ISN'T DEAD: FASHION CELEBRATES 40 YEARS OF REBELLIOUS READY-TO-WEAR

    ELLEN MILLARD, Luxury London August 21, 2016

    This year sees the capital celebrate 40 years since the subculture first came to fruition with a year-long festival of exhibitions and events highlighting the influence punk has had on the city. Chelsea’s Michael Hoppen Gallery will be marking the occasion with an exhibition of vintage prints, all of which showcase the culture in 1970s Britain, from snaps of The Clash to Johnny Rotten. 

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  • PUNK: Anarchy in the UK

    PUNK: Anarchy in the UK

    Cecile Fischer, Port Magazine online August 17, 2016

    We meet the curator behind a new photography exhibition in London celebrating 40 years of punk in Britain.

     

    Four decades ago, London was turned on its head by the arrival of punk youth culture. This summer, London’s Michael Hoppen Gallery celebrates the anniversary with ‘PUNK’ — an exhibition of vintage prints that document the rise of the influential subculture. The photographs on show depict the disillusioned youth that rebelled against the ‘system’, challenged the status quo, and expressed their dissatisfaction by means of the clothes they wore and the music they listened to. With the impetus of designers like Vivienne Westwood (captured with Johnny Rotten in one of the photos on display), and bands such as The Clash and The Sex Pistols, punk spread across the English capital and was in full swing by 1976. Located on Kings Road, the Michael Hoppen Gallery brings it back to Chelsea, where it all started.

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  • London’s Burning: “PUNK” Returns to King’s Road

    London’s Burning: “PUNK” Returns to King’s Road

    Miss Rosen, CRAVE online August 1, 2016

    Michael Hoppen Gallery, London, takes it back to the 1970s, when punk took the UK by storm.

    Picture it: King’s Road, London. 1971. Malcolm McLaren starts a shop called Let It Rock, featuring clothes designed by his then-girlfriend, Vivienne Westwood. It was a period piece. The pink signage and “Odeon” wallpaper was designed to put you in the mood to purchase drape jackets, tight pants, and creepers. Needless to say it was here today, gone by 1973, when the show as renamed Too Fast To Live, Too Young To Die, as the dynamic duo updated the look to early ‘60s rocker styles that came and went, until they found their truth living in the present tense: SEX.

     

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  • Long Live Punk

    Long Live Punk

    Rebecca Wallersteiner, Art & Antiques August 1, 2016
  • "PUNK" @ MICHAEL HOPPEN GALLERY

    "PUNK" @ MICHAEL HOPPEN GALLERY

    Juxtapoz August 1, 2016

    The Michael Hoppen Gallery in conjunction with REX SHUTTERSTOCK is delighted to present PUNK, an exhibition of vintage press prints that document the rise of punk culture in 1970s Britain. Many of the prints included are suitably distressed, with an object quality and intensity that encapsulates the movement.

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  • Als Punk noch lebte

    Als Punk noch lebte

    Monopol August 1, 2016

    Eine Fotografie-Ausstellung in der Londoner Michael Hoppen Gallery versetzt Besucher derzeit zurück in die britische Punk-Kultur der 70er-Jahre. Die Vintage-Prints zeigen prägende Figuren aus der Bewegung, unter anderem Vivienne Westwood, Siouxsie Sioux und Johnny Rotten. Eine Auswahl der Fotos in unserer Bildstrecke

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  • Punk, Pumpkins, Portraits, "Painters' Paintings": 10 Exhibitions to See in London This Weekend (July 30-31)

    Punk, Pumpkins, Portraits, "Painters' Paintings": 10 Exhibitions to See in London This Weekend (July 30-31)

    Samuel Spencer, Blouin Art Info July 29, 2016

    Although the summer is a sleepy time for the art world, London's major galleries and museum have unveiled a reange of summer blockbusters. Explore 10 of the best, handpicked by ARTINFO, imcluding new openings, final opportunities, and an overview of the weekend's esential visiting

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  • The Art of Punk

    The Art of Punk

    Jessye Bloomfield, Rise Art July 29, 2016

    Punk London has come to town, celebrating 40 years of Punk’s subversive culture, with events happening all across the city this year, and Jessye Bloomfield has been on the hunt to find her top picks of what’s happening right now. 

    To celebrate Punk London, a number of London galleries are showcasing the best of British Punk art and photography.

     

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  • Vintage Punk Pictures Bring Anarchy to Michael Hoppen Gallery

    Vintage Punk Pictures Bring Anarchy to Michael Hoppen Gallery

    SAMUEL SPENCER, Blouin Art Info. Online July 25, 2016

    London’s Michael Hoppen Gallery has put a safety pin through its nose and squeezed into a pair of bondage trousers for “PUNK,” an exhibition of vintage press prints that runs until August 26 and features images of the movement’s leading lights, including Vivienne Westwood, Siouxsie Sioux, and Johnny Rotten.

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  • PUNK - MICHAEL HOPPEN GALLERY

    PUNK - MICHAEL HOPPEN GALLERY

    FOXES, online mag July 20, 2016

    The Michael Hoppen Gallery in conjunction with Rex Shutterstock is delighted to present PUNK, an exhibition of vintage press prints that document the rise of punk culture in 1970s Britain. Many of the prints included are suitably distressed, with an object quality and intensity that encapsulates the movement. 

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  • INCREDIBLE IMAGES FROM MICHAEL HOPPEN'S PUNK EXHIBITION

    INCREDIBLE IMAGES FROM MICHAEL HOPPEN'S PUNK EXHIBITION

    GER TIERNEY, GQ magazine July 18, 2016

    We preview some of the amazing pictures from the exhibition celebrating Punk culture at the Michael Hoppen gallery

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  • Photo of the day

    Photo of the day

    L'OEIL DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE July 18, 2016

    Opening of “PUNK” exhibition

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  • Rough round the edges - punk London in print

    Rough round the edges - punk London in print

    Phaidon online July 15, 2016

    The Michael Hoppen gallery's forthcoming Punk photo show will display vintage 70s prints, wrinkles and all

     

    The Michael Hoppen gallery, at 3 Jubilee Place lies just off Kings Road in London, just a short walk away from where Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood’s SEX boutique once stood. In the late seventies, this neighbourhood was the centre of punk rock, and now, 40 years later, Michael Hoppen will look back at that time, with a show of vintage photographs from the period.

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  • PUNK PHOTOGRAPHY EXCITES A REBEL IN ALL

    PUNK PHOTOGRAPHY EXCITES A REBEL IN ALL

    Elena Martinique, Wide Walls July 15, 2016

    In the beginning of the 1970s, punk swept the streets as a rebellious embodiment of disillusioned British youth. What began as a feeling of rage became a significant movement expressed through style and music. Ray Stevenson, the veteran of punk photography, has managed to capture images that coined the movement. Sex Pistols concerts, Clash concerts, Jonny Rotten and Vivienne Westwood hanging out, stylish British youth – Ray Stevenson managed to capture the rise of punk culture in all its authenticity. His photographs will be presented at The Michael Hoppen Gallery in the exhibition simply entitled PUNK. The show will feature his iconic prints suitably distressed, with an object quality and intensity that embodies the movement.

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  • PUNK: From 18 JUL Michael Hoppen Gallery

    PUNK: From 18 JUL Michael Hoppen Gallery

    Punk London June 23, 2016

    The Michael Hoppen Gallery has been invited by REX SHUTTERSTOCK to exhibit distressed vintage photographs that capture the energy of Punk in 1970’s Britain. Located off the Kings Road, the Michael Hoppen Gallery is situated in the birth place of Punk.

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