Exhibit of Sex Pistols Images at Known Gallery Aug. 9-23

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An opening reception for “Dennis Morris / The Bollocks A Photo Exhibit of the Sex Pistols,” takes place Aug. 9 from 8-11 p.m. at Known Gallery.
British-based artist Dennis Morris used his camera to produce some of the most iconic and memborable images of music legends such as Bob Marley and the Sex Pistols, and the Marianne Faithfull “Broken English” album cover.
Books of his work include “Bob Marley: A Rebel Life,” “Destroy (Sex Pistols), and “Growing Up Black,” a chronicle of Black Britain in the ’60s and ’70s.
The Bollocks:
“The 70s was a dismal period in England: high unemployment, unions out of control, the economy on a massive decline, England had lost its way.
Punk came. We wanted to change everything, we wanted a piece of the pie, we wanted our own heroes. The Sex Pistols filled this role, four faces of the New British Youth, brash and ready; ready to take no prisoners, ready to kick down the door of Establishment, ready to fulfill the dream.
From the first time I met them, Johnny Rotten, Sid Vicious, Steve Jones and Paul Cook, I knew they meant it! 77 was the year, one long, short, chaotic, mad, amazing roller-coaster year.
The hysteria, the hatred, the backlash from the media and the Establishment came because the band, these four individuals, had the nerve to challenge the very things British society has built as standard.
They mocked the Royal Family (“God Save the Queen”), they mocked the Establishment order of fun (“Holidays in the Sun”). The youths identified, the youths wanted to destroy, to destroy and rebuild.
The Sex Pistols sparked the largest musical rock revolution in history and started the punk movement.
Their extreme music sense, fashion style and their punk spirit still today influence society and artists from a broad range of fields including music, fashion, film, art.”
–Dennis Morris

The exhibit will be on view Aug. 9-23 at Known Gallery, 441 N. Fairfax Ave. Los Angeles. GO West Hollywood GO WEHO LGBT Entertainment News and Industry

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