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Dennis Morris: PiL - First Issue to Metal Box Exhibition at ICA

  • ICA The Mall London UK (map)

23 March - 15 May 2016

Institute of Contemporary Arts

The Mall

Exhibitions are open 11am – 6pm, except Thursday, 11am – 9pm. 

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A presentation of rarely seen photographs and ephemera relating to the early stages of the band Public Image Ltd’s (PiL) design from 1978-79 with a focus on the design of the album Metal Box. Original band members included John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten - vocals), Keith Levene (lead guitar), Jah Wobble (bass) and Jim Walker (drums). Working closely with photographer and designer Dennis Morris, the display explores the evolution of the band’s identity, from his influential journey to Jamaica with John Lydon in 1978 to the design of the iconic Metal Box.