Rolling Stone magazine features Dennis Morris | Bob Marley: The Stories Behind 17 Rare and Unseen Images

March 25 2014 . 07:16pm

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British photographer Dennis Morris was a high school student in London when he first met Bob Marley. “I was into Jamaican music, and I read that he was coming over to tour England,” Morris recalls. “So I bunked off school, went to the Speak Easy Club, where he was playing that day, and waited and waited. Eventually he arrived, and I said, ‘Can I take your picture?’ He said, ‘Yeah, man, come in.'”

Morris ended up joining Marley and the Wailers on their 1974 tour of northern England, kicking off a close professional relationship that lasted to the end of the reggae superstar’s life seven years later. “I call this one ‘Burnin”,” Morris says of the trio of images at left. “That was from that early tour – we were sitting together, and he said, ‘Let me show you how to smoke a spliff, Dennis.” He laughs. “That was my initiation.”

On March 29th, a new exhibit called “Bob Marley: GIANT” will open at Los Angeles’ Known Gallery, showcasing some of Morris’ greatest photos of Marley. Read on for more rare and unseen images from the show, plus Morris’ memories of the stories behind the photos. And make sure to pick up Rolling Stone‘s new special collector’s edition on Bob Marley for much more on the greatest reggae artist of all time

Read the entire 15 page story at : rollingstone.com

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Dennis Morris x Shepard Fairey print available March 29, 2014

March 23 2014 . 09:05am

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18 x 24 inch screen print. Signed by Shepard Fairey and Dennis Morris. Available at Known Gallery on March 29th at 8pm. Sorry no online or phone orders and they will be on a first come first serve basis. Limited to one per customer.

DENNIS MORRIS | BOB MARLEY: GIANT
Opening reception: March 29, 2014 | 8-11p
On view: March 29 – April 12, 2014

Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
info@knowngallery.com

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Shepard Fairey x Hello Kitty x Known Gallery

October 10 2012 . 07:27pm

***Please note, the print is only available IN PERSON at Known Gallery, Los Angeles this Sunday at 1-6pm.

Find out more at: Obey Giant

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Saber – #DefendTheArts Over the New York City Skyline | FRANK 151

September 25 2012 . 06:15pm

It seemed almost overly ambitious, but last Sunday artist Saber made good on his promise to dispatch a fleet of skywriting jets over a major American City. That major American city was New York.

For approximately one hour on Sunday, September 23rd, a fleet of five synchronized jets created words and phrases visible over greater NYC. Saber’s campaign was meant to raise awareness about art-program cuts that would most likely take place in a Mitt Romney administration.

This is footage from Sunday’s campaign shot at various locations, complete with Saber speaking about what it took, and how it felt, to “get up” that big.

SaberOne.com / Frank151.com / TheSeventhLetter.com / ObeyGiant.com / UpperPlayground.com / Juxtapoz.com / DigitalRetna.com

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Shepard Fairey | Harmony & Discord at Pace Prints

April 26 2012 . 09:47pm

Shepard Fairey spent several weeks in New York in July 2011 and February 2012, creating and printing the works for his forthcoming exhibition at Pace Prints. In this video, he discusses the ideas behind the works and the printmaking processes that he used. All the works were created at the Pace Paper studio and Watanabe Press in Brooklyn.

The exhibition “Harmony & Discord” opens Saturday May 5 at Pace Prints, 521 West 26th Street, New York. For more information, visit paceprints.com/shepardfairey

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