Shepard Fairey & Dennis Morris Collab On A Special Bob Marley Print

This passed Saturday, March 29 renown photographer Dennis Morris opened his Bob Marley show at Known Gallery. To commemorate such an opening artist Shepard Fairy created a special Bob Marley print in his trademark stencil style. Visuals After The Jump…

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The print is loosely based off one of Morris’ iconic Marley portraits, Shepard went on to comment on the influence Bob Marley had on him:

“I bought Bob Marley’s Rastaman Vibrations shortly after I started skateboarding in 1984, purely because the only good skateboard ramp where I lived was called “The Rasta Ramp.”  I had mostly been listening to punk rock, but I was excited to discover reggae, which even more boldly embodied many of the same elements of social protest as punk but in a way that was much more palatable to my parents.  I think my parents bought me Bob Marley and the Wailers records for every Christmas or birthday until I had accumulated their entire catalog; my very conservative grandmother even bought me a Bob Marley shirt from Jamaica.  I leaned more towards punk, but some punk bands, most notably Bad Brains, embraced both punk and reggae.  Bob Marley’s music always cheered me up during my high-school years of personal struggle.  I’m always inspired by how steadfast and positive Bob was.”

The BOB MARLEY print is an 18 inch x 24 inch screen print signed by Shepard Fairey and Dennis Morris.  The edition is 450 at a price of $80.  Purchase limit is 1 per person/household.

(Via Complex)

ObeyGiant.com Release date is  Tuesday April 1, 2014 between 9 and 10am PST in Prints.

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