Renowned artist Shepard Fairey has announced a limited-edition art print celebrating the recent release of George Harrison: The Apple Years 1968-75. Poster For George will be offered in two editions, Red, and Silver. Both editions are limited to 400 signed and numbered copies. See copies of the prints below.
Red edition is available from Obey Giant web store on 10/23/14 at a random time between 10am and 12pm PST located here: www.obeygiant.com.
Silver edition to be released 10/24/14 through the George Harrison web store at 10am PST located here: www.georgeharrison.com
1 per household/person.
About the posters, Shepard Fairey remarked: “My parents were Beatles fans and introduced me to them at a young age. In college I grew to especially love the later Beatles albums like Sgt. Peppers, The White Album, and Abbey Road. George Harrison started to contribute more songs to the later Beatles albums that were just as strong as any Lennon-McCartney compositions. I got George Harrison’s “All Things Must Pass” album a long time ago, but even as a kid listening to the radio I reacted very emotionally to the song “My Sweet Lord”. The song has a profound beauty and melancholy that is unique and powerful. I love George’s solo material musically, but what speaks to me most about George’s music and actions is his humanity and his soulfulness. When I say soulfulness I don’t mean his music sounds like soul music, even though I know that he was a fan of soul music, what I mean is that his music addresses the full spectrum of human emotions honestly. I think George looked at himself as a world citizen, and not only brought international influences into his music, but was sensitive to human rights and politics around the globe. I’ve always seen music and art as amazing pleasures, but also as relatable vehicles to deliver a point of view. Art and music can invite people to think about something they might ordinarily not be interested in. George put together the Concert For Bangladesh as a way of using his music to benefit humanity. I admire that he went beyond just writing songs addressing issues, and used his significant cultural weight to be an activist and put something noteworthy together, both as a way of raising money for Bangladesh, and of publicizing the situation there. George is a hero.”
George Harrison: The Apple Years 1968–75 available now on CD and digital download. George Harrison: The Apple Years 1968-75 is designed to complement Harrison’s 2004 collection, The Dark Horse Years 1976-92. The set spans Harrison’s solo work for The Beatles’ Apple Records from 1968 to 1975 and features an exclusive DVD with several video pieces, including a new seven-minute film with previously unreleased footage. The Apple Years box also features an exclusive perfect-bound book with an introduction by Dhani Harrison, new essays by award-winning radio producer and author Kevin Howlett and rare, previously unpublished images.
Shepard Fairey was born in Charleston, S.C. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, R.I. While at R.I.S.D. he created the “Andre the Giant has a Posse” sticker that transformed into the OBEY GIANT art campaign with imagery that has changed the way people see art and the urban landscape. His work has evolved into an acclaimed body of art, which includes the 2008 “Hope” portrait of Barack Obama, which can be found in the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery.
Since the start of his career in 1989, he has exhibited in galleries and museums around the world, both indoor with his fine art and outdoor with his street art and murals. His works are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, the Boston Institute of Contemporary Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and many others.
For more information on Shepard Fairey, visit www.OBEYGIANT.com
Poster For George
18×24″ Screen Print, Signed and Numbered Color Edition of 400. $65 each, limit 1 per person/household.
Photo by: Astrid Kirchherr
Release date: 10/23/14 at a random time between 10am and 12noon PST through Obey giant web store: http://www.obeygiant.com/store/
Poster For George
18×24″ Screen Print, Signed and Numbered Silver Edition of 400. $65 each, limit 1 per person/household.
Photo by: Astrid Kirchherr
Release date: 10/24/14 Prints will only be sold through www.georgeharrison.com