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T-shirt

Designer:
Attributed to Vivienne Westwood (British, born 1941)
Designer:
Attributed to Malcolm McLaren (British, London 1946–2010 Switzerland)
Date:
1976–80
Culture:
British
Medium:
cotton
Dimensions:
Length at CB: 27 1/2 in. (69.9 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Barbara and Gregory Reynolds, 1985
Accession Number:
1985.375.13
Not on view
This version of what is known as the "Cambridge Rapist" T-shirt lacks the text and may have been a concession to the controversy that the original version elicited. Depicting the masked image against a distressed English flag is an overt representation of punk's anti-establishment message.
Marking: [label] "Malcolm McLaren/Vivienne Westwood/Seditionaries/Personal Collection"
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