God Save ... Tu m'?

posted: 06-10-10
God Save the Queen (1977)
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Punk is theater, argues Stefany Anne Golberg, and dada was theater. How much does the iconic poster for the Sex Pistols' "God Save the Queen" single owe to Duchamp's pioneering use of safety pins to hold Tu m' together? The pin pierces and intrudes on the picture plane, unifying the composition by subverting its surface integrity.

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