Public Image Ltd, Johnny Lydon (Johnny Rotten), ‘Live at Manchester Apollo’Regular price £150.00
© Stephen Wright
Manchester, U.K. 1986
Fuji crystal archive lustre finish photographic paper print hand signed by the photographer
Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity
This photography shot depicts John Lydon (Johnny Rotten) on stage with Public Image Limited at the Manchester Apollo during 1986. Stephen Wright took this picture of John Lydon during an early tour of his post-Sex Pistols band, Public Image Ltd: 'He did a lot of scowling. He had a cold and he was putting his thumb on his nose and blowing snot onto the floor. The sad thing is that he sells butter now.’ Stephen Wright
Stephen Wright, from Reading, bought his first camera at 21 from the £40 he won on a premium bond. By 1983 he was taking live pictures of Manchester bands like The Smiths for music magazines and record companies. These days his body of work sits as part of the collections of the National Portrait Gallery, the Manchester Art Gallery and the Salford Art Gallery. All rather funny when the original film for The Smiths was processed in a bedroom-darkroom, with the chemicals kept in old drinks bottles.
National Portrait Gallery
Manchester Evening News
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