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Sex Pistols graffiti should be preserved

By | Published on Wednesday 23 November 2011

Sex Pistols

Graffiti drawn by The Sex Pistols in a London flat where they lived in the 1970s should be preserved for posterity, and possibly marked with a blue plaque, a couple of archaeologists have said for some reason. The various daubings were uncovered as the flat in Denmark Street was converted into offices.

Referring to the pictures of band members and their manager Malcolm Maclaren, mainly drawing by John Lydon, as “anti-heritage”, archaeologists Paul Graves-Brown and John Schofield of York University said in Antiquity magazine: “This is an important site, historically and archaeologically, for the material and evidence it contains. The building is undoubtedly important, and could meet criteria for listing or for a blue plaque, if not now then in time”.

Bands, if you want to be remembered, you’d better start drawing on things now, just in case this happens.