DENNIS MORRIS / THE BOLLOCKS Book signing: December 19, 2014 at Known Gallery

December 13 2014 . 05:48am

 DENNIS MORRIS / THE BOLLOCKS
A Photo Essay of the Sex Pistols
Book signing: December 19, 2014 | 6-8p

KNOWN GALLERY
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
info@knowngallery.com

THE BOLLOCKS by Dennis Morris
A Photo Essay of the Sex Pistols

80-page large format book with over 45 rare exquisitely printed images of the Sex Pistols, (including live photos from The Marquee Club and Brunel University, behind the scenes photos and intimate shots).

Two individually signed /numbered 18×12” prints by internationally acclaimed photographer Dennis Morris. Texts by Dennis Morris, Billy Idol and Shepard Fairey.

Limited edition of 200 books
Released: December 2014
US Price $800.00

ISBN 978-1-937222-40-6
Co-published by Zero+ Publishing and The Seventh Letter

18 x 12 inch hardback cover, 80 pages printed on 65 lb Sterling Premium Dull Cover
Presented in a hand-stenciled wooden box
Printed and bound in the USA

“I’ve returned to these pictures of the band many times over the years, and when I’ve done so they take me right back to the time. I still listen to their debut album now and it doesn’t sound dated. In a similar way, these images, though very much of their era, haven’t aged at all. Which reflects how timeless the Sex Pistols were.”
– Dennis Morris

The Bollocks, co-published by Zero+ Publishing and The Seventh Letter, offers an exclusive glimpse into the world of The Sex Pistols. Internationally recognized photographer Dennis Morris visually records both behind-the scenes material and classic stage footage alongside intimate portraits and documents an iconic movement in the history of music with many never-before-seen images.

It was Morris’ photos of Marley that caught the eye of the young Johnny Rotten. Rotten, a massive reggae fan, had long admired Morris’ work and requested that he take the first official shots of the Sex Pistols upon signing to Virgin Records. Morris’ association with the band fitted perfectly in the plan devised by legendary music Svengali, Malcolm McLaren. Morris witnessed the raw beginnings and rise of a group that would eventually become pioneering musicians behind the Punk movement of the late 1970s.

The Sex Pistols soon learned to trust Morris completely, allowing him unrestricted access to their strange and chaotic existence. For a year, Morris trailed the band, taking hundreds of undisputed classic shots of the band. The only photographer to put the Sex Pistols fully at ease in front of the lens, Morris’ work with the band established, their public image and strong lasting identity.

Morris’ images also capture the visceral hysteria of the fans and unforgettable fashions as well as pivotal moments in the band’s history.

Limited to an edition of 200 with over 45 iconic images and two signed prints on Kodak Endura Metallic photo paper by Dennis Morris, The Bollocks, priced at US $ 800.00, provides both an extraordinary view into the intoxicating world of The Sex Pistols as well as a chapter of history charting fashions, music and trends of the 1970s for passionate fans and intrigued onlookers alike.

For more information, press images and interview requests, please contact Bill at The Seventh Letter or Isabelle at Dennis Morris:

Bill Hebner | bill@theseventhletter.com | 213-321-8863 |

Isabelle Chalard | isabelle@dennismorris.com | 323-810-5476 I
Notes to Editors

Dennis Morris
With a career spanning more than 20 years, and a CV that reads like a Who’s Who of popular music and culture, Dennis Morris has photographed some of the most iconic musicians of the time including Bob Marley, Marianne Faithful, the Sex Pistols, Public Image Limited, The Stone Roses, Oasis, Radiohead, Goldie, and The Prodigy. He has exhibited worldwide and had his work published in a numerous prestigious titles as well as several standalone publications, including Growing Up Black, a photographic record of inner city London in the 60s and 70s. His photographs are highly collectable and are owned by the V&A and English Heritage. www.dennismorris.com
ZERO+ Publishing
Zero+ Publishing is an independent publisher producing books of exceptional detail and design focusing on limited and deluxe artist editions.

www.zeropluspublishing.com

The Seventh Letter
The Seventh Letter was founded in 1998 to give writers a voice, forum and respect on a global scale. Their ears are close to the street, and their eyes are still on the walls. From galleries to clothing, it’s the Truth. Loyalty and Royalty.

www.theseventhletter.com

Books available online at: ArtHeist.com / @artheist

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Stunning new book and print box set by Dennis Morris

December 04 2014 . 09:53am

DENNIS MORRIS

THE BOLLOCKS
A PHOTO ESSAY OF THE SEX PISTOLS

Deluxe Artist Edition Box Set

Specifications

Edition: 200

Comes in custom constructed wood box with hand stenciled lid 20 x 14 x 1 inches (50.8 x 35.56 x 2.54 cm)

2 Metallic Silver Gelatin prints 18 x 12 inches (45.72 x 30.48 cm) – signed/numbered and presented in archival PVC sleeves

Book specifications

Hardcover—bound at Roswell Bookbinding

18 x 12 inches (45.72 x 30.48 cm)

80 pages printed on 65 lb Sterling Premium Dull Cover

47 large format black/white and color plates

Text by Dennis Morris, Billy Idol and Shepard Fairey

Signed/numbered

ISBN 978-1-937222-40-6

Ship date: December 10, 2014

Printed and bound in USA

Available at: artheist.com

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The current issue of BLISS Magazine features an interview with photographer Dennis Morris

September 03 2014 . 01:53am

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Read the full article at blisssmag.com

DENNIS MORRIS / THE BOLLOCKS

Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
info@knowngallery.com

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Rolling Stone features Photographer Dennis Morris| Behind the Filth and the Fury: Rarely Seen Sex Pistols Photos

August 22 2014 . 03:37am

 

To read the full article visit www.rollingstone.com

DENNIS MORRIS / THE BOLLOCKS
On view: August 9 – August 23, 2014

Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
info@knowngallery.com

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Photos of The Bollocks reception shot by Greg Bojorquez

August 19 2014 . 10:19pm

 

Here are a few photos of Dennis Morris’s photo exhibit “The Bollocks”  shot by Greg Bojorquez on the day of the opening reception. The exhibit will be on view: August 9 – August 23, 2014

Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
info@knowngallery.com

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