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Punk Returns to Its Roots With Museum of Art and Design Exhibit

Before the Sex Pistols and Vivienne Westwood popularized eardrum-shattering guitar riffs and safety pin-laden garb, a new cultural movement was born across the pond.
“New York is really the roots of punk music and clothing and style,” says the exhibit’s curator Andrew Blauvelt. It was this realization that led Blauvelt to bring “Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976-1986” to the genre’s American motherland: New York.
The exhibit, which is on view at the Museum of Arts and Design from April 9 to Aug. 18, originated at the Cranbrook Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., where Blauvelt is also the museum’s director.
Featuring more than 400 works including flyers, posters, zines and album covers spanning an entire decade, the exhibit explores how the punk movement shaped design and popular culture. Updated to reflect punk’s American birthplace, the MAD exhibit features additions such as Blondie and the Ramones memorabilia, flyers from renowned punk haunt CBGB and original issues of the short-lived fanzine “Punk.”
The majority of the objects featured in the exhibit are courtesy of New York collector Andrew Krivine. One of the gems plucked from Krivine’s extensive archive is an album cover for the Patti Smith Group’s “Radio Ethiopia,” which

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