Dennis Morris in new the NME magazine

February 04 2015 . 10:07pm

Bob Marley NME

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No Smoke Without Fire: Reclaiming The Genius Of Bob Marley

February 04 2015 . 10:17am

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Read article at: thequietus.com

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Dennis Morris x Shepard Fairey – BOB MARLEY print

February 03 2015 . 04:02am

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We will be releasing a small amount of these prints at the opening night of DENNIS MORRIS / BOB MARLEY – REVOLUTIONARY DREAMS. There will be no pre-purchase and will be available in-store only.

The BOB MARLEY Slave Driver print is an 18 inch x 24 inch screen print signed by Shepard Fairey and Dennis Morris. The edition is 500 at a price of $80. Purchase limit is 1 per person/household.

ObeyGiant.com Release date is Tuesday Feb.10, 2015 between 9 and 10am PST in Prints.

The Bob Marley print is based on a photo by Dennis Morris.

“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.” (quote from Shepard’s 20th Year Supply & Demand)
-Shepard

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BOB MARLEY: “REVOLUTIONARY DREAMS” by DENNIS MORRIS

January 19 2015 . 03:05am

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A celebration of Bob Marley’s 70th birthday

DENNIS MORRIS
Bob Marley / Revolutionary Dreams
Opens February 6, 2015 | 7-10pm
Exhibition runs February 6 – 21, 2015

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

 

Dennis Morris’s photos of Bob Marley are widely accepted as the definitive iconic images of reggae’s king. His photographs give the viewer an insight to the soul of Marley.

February 6th would have been Bob Marley’s 70th birthday, and to celebrate, Known Gallery will be exhibiting 15 images from Morris’s collection. Each image will echo one of Marley’s famous songs: “Get Up Stand Up”, “Burning”….

The exhibition is entitled Revolutionary Dreams as it was what Bob Marley and his songs were about: Freedom, Revolution and Love. This was a man who “knew his mission”. He broke down barriers and confronted intolerance through his actions and through his rebel music.

Morris recalls: On meeting Marley for the first time outside the Speakeasy club in London in 1975 I knew my life was to change: “Don’t let them tell you, you can’t do anything Dennis, you can be anything you want”, he gave me confidence, he gave me hope, he gave me identity, he made my dreams possible. And for million of others worldwide, he did the same. Live up Bob, the Rebel lives on.

The Exhibition: 

15 giant photographs, black and white, color, portraits, live shots and a special limited edition Marley print by Shepard Fairey.

Dennis Morris:

Dennis Morris is a British-based artist who has used the camera to produce an in-depth body of work on extraordinary individuals.

His work is closely associated with music, having created some of the most iconic and memorable images of Bob Marley and the Sex Pistols as well as the Marianne Faithull Broken English album cover, but he has also captured the essence of the Sikh community of Southall (UK), the collection was subsequently bought by English Heritage. He is also created the iconic Public Image Ltd logo and their first two album sleeves, including the Metal Box.

Several books of his work have been published, including Bob Marley: A Rebel Life, The Bollocks on the Sex Pistols and Growing Up Black, a chronicle of Black Britain.

His work is well recognized and has been exhibited internationally (Today Art Museum, Beijing; Laforet Museum, Tokyo; Arles Photography Festival, France; The Photographers’ Gallery, London; Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland…).

His photographs are included in prestigious public and private collections, such as the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and have appeared in numerous publications, including Rolling Stone, Time, GQ, Vogue, W, Frieze; Lipstick Traces: a Secret History of the Twentieth Century by Greil Marcus, Century by Bruce Bernard, and 100 Days of Active Resistance by Vivienne Westwood.

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Dennis Morris book signing at Known Gallery

December 22 2014 . 01:16pm

THE BOLLOCKS by Dennis Morris
A Photo Essay of the Sex Pistols

Books available online at: ArtHeist.com / @artheist

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