Buzzcocks: An original 'Orgasm Addict' promo poster, 1977,
Lot 278
Buzzcocks: An original 'Orgasm Addict' promo poster, 1977,
Sold for £750 (US$ 1,260) inc. premium
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Buzzcocks: An original 'Orgasm Addict' promo poster,
1977,
featuring artwork by Linder Sterling, typeset by Malcolm Garrett, on luminous yellow ground, UP36316, 99 x 73cm (39 x 28¾ in)

Footnotes

  • The 'Orgasm Addict' artwork is perhaps Linder Sterling's most famous piece. The poster is an expanded version of the single sleeve with a collage tastefully typeset by Malcolm Garrett creating a brash punk statement.
    The Buzzcocks' guitarist/singer Pete Shelley has been quoted as saying: 'It's exactly what you want for a record sleeve. As soon as you see it you can't get the image out of your head. It was all pretty topshelf back in 1977'.
    Linder has explained how she made created the collage: "...in a Salford bedroom, I had a sheet of glass, a scalpel and piles of women's mags" and that "the iron came from an Argos catalogue and the female torso came from a photographic magazine called 'Photo.'"

    Provenance: The Mott Collection.
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