$6 million-worth of punk memorabilia to burn this weekend



2016-11-25 12:38:07

Joe Corre is making good on his threat – he has started to burn his $6 million-valued punk memorabilia collection.

In an act of anarchy – or buffoonery – Corre burned an original acetate of Sex Pistols' Anarchy in the UK on Tuesday.

That's after its sale on eBay failed to raise the $1.2 million for charity he hoped for, instead achieving bids of just £62,500 ($78,000).

Corre is staging the burning in protest at Punk.London’s 40-year anniversary of punk rock this year, and in particular its endorsement by the Queen and several museums.

He states punk has become a “McDonald’s brand … owned by the state, establishment and corporations”.

Corre is the son of punk royalty in the form of designer Vivienne Westwood and Sex Pistols' manager, Malcolm McLaren. He won't be short of punk memorabilia to burn.

The rest of Corre's collection will go up in flames tomorrow. Corre is hosting it live at the Burn Punk London website.

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Holly Wood

2016-11-25 17:21:41

What a statement - but what a waste

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