Purple Diary

[October 23 2011]


In a fitting
partnership, the Paris store Renoma have partnered with Dr. Martens to
celebrate the punk movement with an aptly titled retrospective Punk
. Out of the conformist space of a gallery, the exhibition
places itself into the store itself.
this occasion on sale are customised Wrangler jeans and Dr. Martens
boots. But not to pin down the punk ethos to torn denim and safety pins, Renoma
has transformed itself to showcase an extensive back catalogue of
photographs, music, and books to trace the
movement and attitude of that 70’s generation. Within this space are
photos from 19 renowned photographers such as
Danny Fields, Bob Gruen, Mick Mercer, Richard Bellia, and Purple contributor Brad Elterman. The photos on show capture the punk revolution and rapturous energy that broke into the mainstream with artists like The Ramones, The Sex Pistols, The Cramps, and punk poets such as Patti Smith and Richard Hell. Punk Attitude is on show until December 21st 2011 at Renoma, 129 bis rue de la Pompe, Paris. Text and photo Annabel Fernandes

Subscribe to our newsletter