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    Sale 5397

    Popular Culture: Rock & Pop Memorabilia

    10 July 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 97

    The Sex Pistols

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    The Sex Pistols
    A rare French concert poster London's Most Notorious Band, Sex Pistols, Club Chalet Du Lac, Paris, Friday, 3 September, 1976 -- 31x21in. (78.7x53.3cm.)

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    This poster was designed for The Sex Pistols' first foreign concert at the opening night of Club Du Chalet Du Lac, Paris, 3 September, 1976. Only 100 are thought to have been produced, and only a handful appear to have survived. This particular example has been consigned by the concert's promoter in Paris. The design, by Malcolm McLaren, was originally intended for a t-shirt, and was used despite objections from Glen Matlock and Bernie Rhodes (manager of The Clash, and at this time working with The Sex Pistols). In fact, when adding the concert details to this poster, Rhodes tried to cover up the boy's genitals with lettering and reportedly said: Malcolm likes to titillate, but I like to get down to substance.

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