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