“It Was meant to be great but it’s horrible“, Confessions:S.Claus 1968
Extremely rare 20cm x 33cm – 8″ x 13” oversized flier or small poster.
King Mob : originated from the Notting Hill street gang the Mother fuckers into King Mob, the British bastard sons of the French Situationist International. In fact when Guy Debord visited from France, he was horrified to find King Mob’s core duo, brothers David and Stuart Wise, cracking open cans of Lager in front of Match of the Day.
Alongside their graffiti work, their output included pamphlets and a magazine King Mob Echo, and several planned actions, often unrealised, such as blowing up a waterfall in the Lake District.
Regardless, they instigated several street actions…often deliberately childish in nature and focus. These ranged from establishing a much needed children’s playground on Powis Square to the action this flier relates to – Christmas ’68 in Selfridges’ toy department, when, dressed as Santa Claus, they distributed toys “free of charge”. Future Pistols’ manager Malcolm was in attendance until the police showed up…..