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Anarchy bondage shirt
screenprinted cotton, metal
74.0 cm (centre back) 58.0 cm irreg. (sleeve length)
Place/s of Execution
London, England
label, left shoulder seam, woven in black on white polyester: A (A in a circle) for / soldiers / prosti / tutes / dykes & punks
label, inside right seam, printed in ink on white satin: SEDS / 430 King's Rd / chelsea / tel:3510764
Accession Number
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 2000
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Professor AGL Shaw AO Bequest
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
A 'bondage' shirt of white cotton muslin, it has slashed shoulders and long sleeves sewn with metal dog clips which attach to the metal 'D' rings on the shoulder to restrict arm movement. The seams along the outer edges of the body and sleeves are raw and fraying. The front is printed with the words 'Anarchy in the UK / Sex Pistols', against a Union Jack ground in a collage format using a printed pattern of cut-out paper letters, imagery of safety pins, paper clips and bulldog clips.