Sid & Nancy's Punk Rock History On Display
Some of the blood-splattered history of punk rock's most infamous couple, Sex Pistols guitarist Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen, is to be displayed for the first time at an art exhibition in London, theSome of the blood-splattered history of punk rock's most infamous couple, Sex Pistols guitarist Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen, is to be displayed for the first time at an art exhibition in London, the Independent on Sunday reports.
Artifacts from the couple's room at New York's Chelsea Hotel, where Spungen died from a stab wound to the stomach in 1978, will be shown publicly for the first time at The Hospital gallery at a date yet to be announced. Among the paraphernalia is a blood-flecked poster publicizing the Sex Pistols' only studio album, "Never Mind the Bollocks."
Vicious was charged with second-degree murder over the killing, but before the case could come to trial, he died of a heroin overdose in 1979 at the age of 21.
Both Vicious and Spungen, whose tempestuous relationship was chronicled in the 1986 film "Sid and Nancy," injected drugs. It is unclear whether the spots of blood on the poster were a result of their use or of Spungen's bloody death, the Independent said.
The exhibition, which took 15 years to assemble, also includes original t-shirts, posters and hand-written lyrics, including some by Vicious that were never recorded.
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