Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Missing the point by a country mile: Punk for sale

The fate of all revolutions, of course: Christies in New York is holding a massive punk memorabilia auction, with anti-establishment items expected to be bought by the rich for up to USD6000 a pop:

"We understand that tastes change, tastes mature," said Christie's pop-culture chief Simeon Lipman. "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."

How lucky they didn't overthrow the social order in the end, then.