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The Jon Savage & Linder Sterling ‘The Secret Public' Exhibition

By: Tiana Reid - Published: May 11, 2010 • References: boo-hooray and dazeddigital
‘The Secret Public’ exhibition highlights photographs, collages, montages, flyers, posters and show bills from punk notables like the Buzzcocks and Joy Division. The collection of punk memorabilia was produced by both artist Linder Sterling and writer Jon Savage during 1976 to 1981 -- the heyday of the British punk age.

While most of the art in 'The Secret Public' exhibition portrays British urban life and cultural change, the physical exhibition takes place in New York due to a lack on appreciation of the punk mentality. Savage explains that it has “taken British people quite a long time to recognize there is a lot more to punk than angry lads shouting with guitars.”