‘Dead Sid on Gold’ is a Silkscreen Print by contemporary artist Paul Insect. From a limited edition of 150, the print is signed and numbered by the artist.
Paul Insect is an English visual artist, working across mediums, including sculpture, painting and print making. His pieces are driven by a strong graphic sensibility, merging antiquarian and vintage styles with urban aesthetics for a distinctive, visual twist.
‘Dead Sid on Gold’ depicts the infamous Sid Vicious, recognisable from his iconic black hair, padlock necklace and Union Jack shirt, while his face has been replaced with a decaying skull. Insect’s work is a striking example of macabre beauty: hand drawn against a golden background, the image seems to capture something of the Sex Pistol, merging tragedy and anarchy in this powerful print.