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Dennis Morris
'Punk is a state of mind' - New signing for Manifold Editions legendary photographer Dennis Morris. In 1977 Johnny Rotten asked Morris to be the Sex Pistols' official photographer. For the year of the album Anarchy in the UK he trailed the Pistols at the peak of their notoriety, documenting the trail of chaos and destruction they left in their wake. If Johnny Rotten was the sneeringly, abrasively articulate face of the Pistols, the terrifyingly nihilistic Sid Vicious was the band's enduring media icon, an image surviving even Sid's own suicide by overdose in 1979. In SiD Morris presents Vicious both at the apogee of fame and on the brink of what was to be a dark journey, daring us to enter his world with a conspiratorial wink. In his first exploration of the screen-printing process, Morris deliberately evokes Warhol’s iconic screenprints of the 1970s, using three lurid punk colours and making the image grainy to reflect this moment in time. The chain at Sid’s neck is printed in spot silver ink and both chain and left eye are varnished. Sid's Cowboy T-shirt by Vivienne Westwood was one of her most iconic designs. Each edition is appropriately of 77.
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Screenprint: 15 colours, silver ink & spot varnish printed on 310gsm Somerset satin paper. Published by Manifold Editions 2013.

Dennis Morris
Legendary music photographer and multimedia impresario Dennis Morris had his first big break at 16 when he was invited to cover Bob Marley and the Wailers on their first British tour – and invited moreover by Bob Marley himself. His photographs of Marley and the Wailers became famous the world over, appearing on the cover of Time Out and Melody Maker before Dennis had even turned 17.It was Dennis's photos of Marley that caught the eye of the young Johnny Rotten, who requested that he take the first official shots of the Sex Pistols upon signing to Virgin Records. Still in his teens, Dennis was the same age as the Pistols and they soon learned to trust him completely, allowing him unrestricted access to their strange and chaotic existence. The only photographer to put the Sex Pistols fully at ease in front of the lens, Dennis's work with the band established, not only their public image, but also Dennis's position as one of the most exciting and striking music photographers in the country. After the Pistols split in 1978, Morris's career rapidly evolved in many directions. He scouted reggae bands in the Caribbean for Richard Branson's Virgin label, then as Art Director of Island Records he created the logo and packaging for Public Image Limited, as well as founding three bands of his own: Basement Five, Urban Shakedown and (1984) and Boss (late 1980s). With a career spanning more than 20 years, and a c.v. that reads like a Who's Who of popular music and culture, Dennis Morris continues to photograph the leading musicians of the time such as Bush, Oasis, The Stone Roses and The Prodigy. Several books of his work have been published such as Bob Marley: A Rebel Life, Destroy Sex Pistols 1977. He has held exhibitions in the UK, Japan and Canada, and his photographs have appeared in Rolling Stone, Time, People magazine, and the Sunday Times, amongst others.

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SiD

SiD

SiD

Screenprint
Also known as silkscreen. In its simplest form, this is a technique by which the artist blocks out a section of a fine, woven screen (formerly made of silk), which is stretched over a frame. With a squeegee, ink is pressed evenly through the screen on to a sheet of paper beneath. Only the areas of the screen not blocked out will be printed. The artist will use as many of these transparent sheets (separations) as the numbers of colours required in the print, and each sheet must be aligned very carefully with the others. The films are transferred on to the silkscreens via a light-sensitive process: only the areas which are painted by the artist will be blocked out and will not allow ink through.
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Edition of 77
Signed, titled &numbered on the front

£1,200.00

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95.5 x 70cm's
25.5 x 29.5 inches

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'Punk is a state of mind' - New signing for Manifold Editions legendary photographer Dennis Morris. In 1977 Johnny Rotten asked Morris to be the Sex Pistols' official photographer. For the year of the album Anarchy in the UK he trailed the Pistols at the peak of their notoriety, documenting the trail of chaos and destruction they left in their wake. If Johnny Rotten was the sneeringly, abrasively articulate face of the Pistols, the terrifyingly nihilistic Sid Vicious was the band's enduring media icon, an image surviving even Sid's own suicide by overdose in 1979. In SiD Morris presents Vicious both at the apogee of fame and on the brink of what was to be a dark journey, daring us to enter his world with a conspiratorial wink. In his first exploration of the screen-printing process, Morris deliberately evokes Warhol’s iconic screenprints of the 1970s, using three lurid punk colours and making the image grainy to reflect this moment in time. The chain at Sid’s neck is printed in spot silver ink and both chain and left eye are varnished. Sid's Cowboy T-shirt by Vivienne Westwood was one of her most iconic designs. Each edition is appropriately of 77.

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First Name Dennis
Last Name Morris
Artist Description Legendary music photographer and multimedia impresario Dennis Morris had his first big break at 16 when he was invited to cover Bob Marley and the Wailers on their first British tour – and invited moreover by Bob Marley himself. His photographs of Marley and the Wailers became famous the world over, appearing on the cover of Time Out and Melody Maker before Dennis had even turned 17.It was Dennis's photos of Marley that caught the eye of the young Johnny Rotten, who requested that he take the first official shots of the Sex Pistols upon signing to Virgin Records. Still in his teens, Dennis was the same age as the Pistols and they soon learned to trust him completely, allowing him unrestricted access to their strange and chaotic existence. The only photographer to put the Sex Pistols fully at ease in front of the lens, Dennis's work with the band established, not only their public image, but also Dennis's position as one of the most exciting and striking music photographers in the country. After the Pistols split in 1978, Morris's career rapidly evolved in many directions. He scouted reggae bands in the Caribbean for Richard Branson's Virgin label, then as Art Director of Island Records he created the logo and packaging for Public Image Limited, as well as founding three bands of his own: Basement Five, Urban Shakedown and (1984) and Boss (late 1980s). With a career spanning more than 20 years, and a c.v. that reads like a Who's Who of popular music and culture, Dennis Morris continues to photograph the leading musicians of the time such as Bush, Oasis, The Stone Roses and The Prodigy. Several books of his work have been published such as Bob Marley: A Rebel Life, Destroy Sex Pistols 1977. He has held exhibitions in the UK, Japan and Canada, and his photographs have appeared in Rolling Stone, Time, People magazine, and the Sunday Times, amongst others.
Edition of 77
Ed Date 2013
Inscriptions Signed, titled &numbered on the front
Short Technique Screenprint
Sheet Size 95.5 x 70cm's
Sheet Size (Inches) 25.5 x 29.5 inches
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Technical Description Screenprint: 15 colours, silver ink & spot varnish printed on 310gsm Somerset satin paper. Published by Manifold Editions 2013.
Technique Pop ups Also known as silkscreen. In its simplest form, this is a technique by which the artist blocks out a section of a fine, woven screen (formerly made of silk), which is stretched over a frame. With a squeegee, ink is pressed evenly through the screen on to a sheet of paper beneath. Only the areas of the screen not blocked out will be printed. The artist will use as many of these transparent sheets (separations) as the numbers of colours required in the print, and each sheet must be aligned very carefully with the others. The films are transferred on to the silkscreens via a light-sensitive process: only the areas which are painted by the artist will be blocked out and will not allow ink through.
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