Punk Auction Rocks New York
Rockers DAVID BOWIE, THE CLASH, NIRVANA and THE SEX PISTOLS are among a host of stars who will be remembered in the first major sale of punk-rock memorabilia later this year (08).
Christie's auction house has put together a collection of classic items, including signed publicity photos, posters and clothing from the height of the punk movement in the 1970s.
A Sex Pistols press kit from 1977 is expected to bring the highest price at about $6,000 (GBP3,739).
A spokesperson for Christie's tells the New York Post, "These were kids, and kind of snotty kids at that. For them to be signing publicity shoots is quite rare."
He says the collection "basically tells the history of the whole punk era and... people who were influenced by the punk era. It has all the great names, from (David) Bowie to Lou Reed to Patti Smith to the Ramones, Sex Pistols, Clash, all the way to Nirvana, which is obviously an outgrowth."
The auction is scheduled for 24 November (08) in New York.