Exhibition of pictures by the man who helped create PIL's public image
On 4 May, Brooklyn, New York's Theodore:Art centre Launches a new exhibition dedicated to the work of UK photographer Dennis Morris.
Known for his photo portraits of Bob Marley and The Sex Pistols, among many others, Morris was also the vocalist (replacing Don Letts) and designer of Basement 5. However, this new exhibition will focus on Morris's collaborations with Public Image Ltd. When The Sex Pistols disbanded in 1978, Morris suggested to Lydon that he should accompany him and Virgin Records' Richard Branson to Jamaica on a talent spotting trip. Once Lydon formed PIL with bassist Jah Wobble and guitarist Keith Levene, Morris helped them develop their visual aesthetic, designing their logo and promotional material. Morris was also responsible for their video production and photographs. His contributions include the promo for PiL’s debut single “Public Image” and the band’s first two album sleeves.
This is the first ever show in a commercial gallery to feature Morris's PIL images. The exhibition will run until 17 June.