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15 Photos of Shepard Fairey’s ‘Superman Is Dead’ Exhibit Opening

Moby, Flea, Billy Idol and more checked out the new art collaboration dedicated to Sid Vicious

SID, S.I.D., Gallery, opening, Shepard Fairey, David Morris, Sex Pistols, photography

Billy Idol explores the gallery enjoying David Morris' photos.

Jonathan Weiner

The name of the show was Superman Is Dead, and the initials spelled S.I.D.– as in Sid Vicious, the legendary bassist for the Sex Pistols. Friday night in Los Angeles, visual artist Shepard Fairey hosted his collaboration with storied photographer Dennis Morris: Morris's backstage pictures of Vicious (born John Ritchie in in 1957, dead by 1979), plus Fairey's paintings and prints based on those photos. And playing in the gallery's parking lot was Ritchie Love, a band assembled by Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones, with Billy Idol was on lead vocals, Clem Burke (Blondie) on drums, and Leigh Gorman (Bow Wow Wow) on bass. Check out the photos from the evening. –GAVIN EDWARDS

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