Thursday, September 17, 2009

curtis still remembered

I don't know if i would call it 'punk art'. i lived in Wallace St and saw the original grafitti. And lets just say i feel i have also contributed to the memory of ian curtis in my own way.

"The writing on the wall in Wallace St, Mt Cook, Wellington, appeared 28 years ago in memory of the Joy Division lead singer. Curtis, who suffered from depression, killed himself in 1980, aged 23.

Months later the "Ian Curtis RIP" memorial sprang up. Over the years, it was defaced, repainted and moved down the road but it become a Wellington landmark. It even made Curtis' Wikipedia page. Last week, it was painted over."

The original grafitti was better.

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