The Sex Pistols - during the crucial year of 1977 - are captured with great immediacy in the photographs of Dennis Morris. An up-close, authoritative, and exhilarating look at 'John, Paul, Sid, and Steve,' 'Dennis Morris: Destroy' will consist of a selection of silver gelatin prints depicting images that played a significant role in ushering in a paradigm shift in music and the culture-at-large.
"Dennis Morris: Destroy" will open on the 2nd of May 2002 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and will remain on view from the 2nd to the 24th of May 2002.
The Sex Pistols--during the crucial year of 1977--are captured with great immediacy in the photographs of Dennis Morris. An up-close, authoritative, and exhilarating look at "John, Paul, Sid, and Steve," "Dennis Morris: Destroy" will consist of a selection of silver gelatin prints depicting images that played a significant role in ushering in a paradigm shift in music and the culture-at-large.
Mr. Morris, a then-18-year-old contemporary of the Sex Pistols (and the band's official photographer at the specific request of John Lydon), produced a remarkable body of work that features many of the best-known images of Johnny Rotten, Sid Vicious, Steve Jones, and Paul Cook, performing in studios in London and in concert venues throughout England and Sweden in 1977. "Dennis Morris: Destroy" will also feature a photograph of Mr. Vicious and his girlfriend, Nancy Spungeon, seated backstage at Brunel University, London, as well as a glimpse of Jah Wobble (sporting a mohair sweater that's vivid, even in black-and-white!) with the Sex Pistols during a respite in a restaurant in Penzance.
This project space exhibition of photographs will be presented at Modern Culture At The Gershwin Hotel in conjunction with the release of the American edition of "Destroy: Sex Pistols, 1977; Photographs By Dennis Morris," published by Creation Books, London & Los Angeles, during this "jubilee year" of English punk rock.
Mr. Morris is widely recognized for his photographs of Bob Marley & the Wailers' on tour of Great Britain in the mid-1970's. He is also known for his design work for Public Image Ltd. and his photographs of Oasis during its tour of Japan.
Modern Culture At the Gershwin Hotel is located at 3 East 27th Street (between Fifth and Madison Avenues) in the Madison Square District, on the ground floor.
2 May 2002, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Opening Reception
Gallery hours for this exhibition will be Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. For further information, please call Barry Neuman at 212.213.8289.
Subway: 6 to 28th Street & Park Avenue South; N & R to 28th Street & Broadway.
Modern Culture At The Gershwin Hotel
3 East 27th Street
New York, New York 10016