Street fighting man

In an extremely timely exhibition considering the spring of anti-cuts protests here in the UK and civil unrest elsewhere in the world, the Flash Projects gallery in London will launch an exhibition dedicated to fifty years of youth protest later this month.

Dave Vanium lead singer of the Dammed in the front of the Marsan bullring by Caroline Coon
Dave Vanium lead singer of the Dammed in the front of the Marsan bullring by Caroline Coon

Appropriately, the exhibition, called Street Fighting Man, takes its starting point at 1968, a year when violence gripped the streets of Paris and anti-war demonstrations occurred in London.

The Future Generation by Caroline Coon
The Future Generation by Caroline Coon

Mick Jones by Caroline Coon
Mick Jones by Caroline Coon

The exhibition explores the relationship between 1960s bands – such as The Rolling Stones, The Clash and The Slits – and this emergence of activism and features some iconic and unseen work by photographer Caroline Coon.

The exhibition also documents The Rolling Stones’ European tour, where many of the performances ended in violent riots, captured by Comet.

The Rolling Stones Riot 4, by Comet
The Rolling Stones Riot 1, by Comet

The Rolling Stones Riot 4, by Comet
The Rolling Stones Riot 4, by Comet

Comet, The Rolling Stones Riot 23
Comet, The Rolling Stones Riot 23

Street Fighting Man runs from 28 April – 4 June at Flash Projects, 5 Savile Row, London W1S.

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