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Malcolm McClaren and Vivienne Westwood's child burning punk artefacts in protest

Malcolm McClaren and Vivienne Westwood's child burning punk artefacts in protest

Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren's son Joseph Corré has begun burning punk artefacts from a collection.

He first set fire to an original acetate of Sex Pistols’ 'Anarchy in the UK', and there's more to come.

As Dazed reports, Corré was planning to sell the collection via eBay and give the money to charity. With the bidding having begun at £6,000, it reached £62,500 last week, but failed to hit its £1m reserve, and so Corré has decided to gradually burn the collection.

Corré suggests that #burnpunklondon is a protest against the co-option of punk aesthetics by commercial interests and the establishment. This cites various exhibitions by institutions turning punk into a 'museum piece' or 'tribute act'.

The collection's other pieces will apparently be burned this Saturday so, if you want to clap Corré or hurl abuse at him, check him out on Twitter.


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