'Sid: Superman is Dead' by Shepard Fairey, 2013
10-piece commemorative collab. with legendary rock music photographer Dennis Morris.
An amazing tribute to former "Sex Pistols" frontman Sid Vicious.
14.5 x 19 Inches each.
19.8 x 15.3 x 1.2 Inches (box)
2-color Letterpress print (x10) on deckled edge, natural 100% cotton rag Rives BFK fine art paper.
Each print is box set title-embossed bottom center.
Limited Edition of 200 (#79/200)
Signed, numbered and dated by the artist.
Also signed by photographer Dennis Morris.
Published by Obey Giant, Los Angeles.
Comes in original custom, foil-embossed, hand-numbered box.
Also includes original artist issued/signed COA with print titles.
ABOUT THE ART
"My interest in S.I.D. has several layers and I’m not putting across one message. I think Sid Vicious is a good example of the culture of music and celebrity, and style versus substance. When I fist got into punk rock, "The Sex Pistols" were my favorite band and Sid was the member I was most excited by based on his notoriety and image. I later realized that Sid made the least significant creative contribution to the band other than his look.
Like it or not, Sid is one of the dominant symbols of punk rock and he embodies cliches of rebellion and self-destruction in ways that I look at as cautionary now but I saw as an exciting form of non-conformity as a teen. Dennis Morris captured both candid images of Sid and Sid as an over-the-top character and performer. I’m excited about this series because I think it presents Sid in multiple dimensions. I’m happy to bring this collaborative exhibition of mine and Dennis’s works to Paris, if you’re in the area please head to the Magda Danysz Gallery to check it out."