Pistols Ephemera Up For Auction At Sotheby’s

Check out all this cool stuff! By the way, that’s an Animation City single-cel composite for The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Swindle, c. 1978 (Estimate: 1,500 – 2,000 GBP).

From The Guardian

If Pistol, Danny Boyle’s recent TV series, was the story of a rock band, then this collection is the story of an idea: a collaborative multimedia art project in which Reid and McLaren, who met at Croydon art school, were at least as significant as Johnny Rotten and Sid Vicious. “They all brought their own unique visions and the Sex Pistols was the pot that everyone threw everything into,” Stolper says. Many of the images, ostensibly created to promote gigs and records, hold up as artworks in their own right. You could see them without having heard a note of the Sex Pistols’ music and know that they represented a radically significant moment in British youth culture. “This is all at the service of something else,” Wilson says, “and working out what that something else is is the intriguing part of it.”

Bidding opens October 10.

4 Replies to “Pistols Ephemera Up For Auction At Sotheby’s”

  1. It’s too bad we stopped celebrating your birthday when you turned 80.
    Some of these would make good presents.

    Mr. Lydon is a surprisingly good speller!

    1. A total of six words written by Sid will set you back 800-1200 pounds. I encountered him in an elevator at least once at the Chelsea, a few other times in the lobby. I wish I’d had the foresight to hand him a piece of paper and a pen. But then I wouldn’t have been carrying either, and he was always too fucked up to talk, much less write.

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