Shepard Fairey Late Hour Riot Art Print 2017 Dennis Morris
Shepard Fairey Late Hour Riot Art Print 2017
Signed and Numbered by Shepard Fairey and Dennis Morris with an edition of only 450.
Size of the poster is 18 x 24 Inches.
This is a Color Silk Screen Print.
"I’ve been a fan of Dennis Morris’ photography of people like the Sex Pistols and Bob Marley for many years but I only recently discovered the photos from his series “Growing Up Black.” I love Dennis’ photos from his neighborhood in London so when he asked me to collaborate on a piece inspired by a song by his band Basement 5, I wanted to find a connection between a Basement 5 lyric and a photo from the “Growing Up Black” series. The lyrics to the song “Riot” made sense with his photograph of Sista Cool anxiously living in a world of police and thieves reflected in her glasses. Check out Basement 5 if you can… the great tunes are in the spirit of the Slits, the Clash, and Public Image Ltd (PiL). Art and music are great on their own, but even better together!" – Shepard Fairey
"In the small hours of the night, With unrest on the streets, Sista Cool will pray for your soul, There is a riot going on, Kids on the street, with itchy feet. With the reissue of my Basement 5 album, this title is a reference to a diary of events that happened in my youth from 1965-1980. Shepard and I collaborated to create a poster that refers to a track from the album called “Riot.”" – Dennis
Basement 5 were a reggae punk band from London founded in 1978. In 1979, legendary photographer Dennis Morris took over as creative force, lead vocalist, lyricist, and designer of the Basement 5 logo and branding. Fusing their own experiences with punk rage and dub-wise rhythms, together the band explored themes of alienation, 70’s inner-city existence, and what it was like to be a second-generation immigrant.
The poster is Mint Condition and Stored Flat.