$6,500 Sex Pistol artwork set for vicious bidding war

A collection of artwork by the Sex Pistols' bassist Sid Vicious is going to auction next week.

Sid Vicious' Book of Artwork has been put together by his official biographer Alan Parker, who has also signed the book.

It is expected to achieve £4,000 at the Fame Bureau auction at the Theatre Royal in London on April 14.

Most of the Dali-esque pieces are thought to have been produced while Vicious was studying at Hackney College of Further Education as a 15-year-old.

Mr Parker commented: "They are watercolours or sketches and show a completely different side of the Sid Vicious people think of now.

"He didn't stand out as a troublemaker - the only distinguishing thing was that he was probably considered a talented artist."

John Ritchie, better known as Sid Vicious

The Lewisham born punk rocker died of a heroin overdose in 1979, aged just 21.

Investors looking to obtain art work by famous musicians without the uncertainty of heading to auction may be interested in this blood painting by Pete Doherty.


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