ASH FOM CHAOS - Joe Corre
Gallery, 29 Sackville Street, Mayfair, London W1
Private View 19 April 2018
Pictures by Edward Aydin
|In Nov 2016, Joe Corre - the son of
Vivienne Westwood and the late Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren set
fire to an estimated £5m worth of punk memorabilia on a boat on the
river Thames. Joe Corré torched the items alongside effigies of
politicians loaded with fireworks, as part of a protest near Albert
Bridge in Chelsea, west London. Corre, who was wearing a top hat and
bandana tied around his head, told the crowd before setting the items
alight: “Punk was never, never meant to be nostalgic – and you can’t
learn how to be one at a Museum of London workshop. “Punk has become
another marketing tool to sell you something you don’t need. The
illusion of an alternative choice. Conformity in another uniform.”
Situated upstairs at the gallery in a dark room sits a glass coffin
containing the ashes from the burning.
A 5 five minute video showing
the burning is accompanied by an orchestral Anarchy in
The UK (from Rock 'n' Roll Swindle LP).
In attendance at the viewing were Joe Corre, Dame Vivienne Westwood,
Jordan (SEX boutique), actresses Rose McGowan
& Meredith Ostrom, John 'Boogie' Tiberi (McLaren/Pistols
associate), Ed Tudor-Pole, singer Patti Palladin, and Philip Sallon
[Report by Ray
Special thanks to Edward Aydin and
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