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Shirt

Shirt

  • Place of origin:

    London (sold)

  • Date:

    1977 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Vivienne Westwood, born 1941 (designer)
    McLaren, Malcolm (designer)
    Seditionaries (designed for)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cheesecloth muslin with metal D-rings and catches, screen-printed logo

  • Museum number:

    T.773-1995

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

White cheesecloth muslin shirt with extended sleeves, with strait-jacket clasps and D rings at end, also at shoulders. Shoulders semi-open and fastened by Velcro tabs. Screen-printed with red and black design showing an inverted crucifixion, a large swastika, and the words "DESTROY" and, in bottom corner, the Sex Pistols lyrics: "I am an antichrist/I am an anarchist,/don't know what I want/but I know how to get it/I wanna destroy the passer by/'I wanna be anarchy/"

Place of Origin

London (sold)

Date

1977 (made)

Artist/maker

Vivienne Westwood, born 1941 (designer)
McLaren, Malcolm (designer)
Seditionaries (designed for)

Materials and Techniques

Cheesecloth muslin with metal D-rings and catches, screen-printed logo

Marks and inscriptions

"I am an AntiChrist/I am an anarchist,/don't know what I want/but I know how to get it/I WANNA DESTROY THE PASSER BY/I wanna be ANARCHY!"
Lyrics from "Anarchy In The Uk" by the Sex Pistols, inscribed near herm of shirt

DESTROY
Slogan on shirt

Dimensions

Length: 63 cm, Length: 90 cm Sleeve length fully extended

Object history note

Purchased. Registered File number 1995/1812 and 1995/1813.

Descriptive line

Cheesecloth muslin shirt with straitjacket sleeves, logo depicting swastika, inverted crucifix and Sex Pistols lyrics.

Materials

Cheesecloth; Metal

Techniques

Screen printing

Subjects depicted

Crucifixion; Punk culture; Swastika; Anarchism

Categories

Fashion; Clothing

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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