Shepard Fairey- OBEY The Guns of Brixton- Paul Simonon Silkscreen Print by Shepard Fairey- OBEY
The Guns of Brixton- Paul Simonon Hand-Pulled 2-Color Silkscreen Print on Cream Speckletone Art Paper by Pop Graffiti Artist Shepard Fairey- Obey x Kate Simon Rare Street Art Limited Edition Artwork. 2011 Signed by Shepard Fairey/Kate Simon & Numbered Limited Edition of 450 Artwork Size 18x24 Small bump crease to upper edge. Shepard Fairey X Kate Simon The Guns of Brixton (Paul Simonon), 2011 Screenprint in colors on speckled cream paper 24 x 18 inches (61 x 45.7 cm) (sheet) Ed. 450 Signed, numbered and dated in pencil along the lower edge Published by Obey Giant, Los Angeles. "The Guns of Brixton" is a song by the British punk rock band The Clash, written by their bassist Paul Simonon. It was featured on their 1979 album, "London Calling." Paul Simonon's artwork has become iconic in its own right, as he has pursued a successful career as an artist since the dissolution of The Clash. Shepard Fairey is a well-known American street artist, graphic designer, and activist, best known for his "OBEY Giant" campaign and the iconic "Hope" poster created for Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign. Combining his own artistic style with the legacy of punk rock, Fairey has created numerous works inspired by musicians and bands. Shepard Fairey created a silkscreen print inspired by "The Guns of Brixton" and featuring Paul Simonon. In this hypothetical artwork, Fairey would likely incorporate elements of his own signature style, such as bold colors, strong lines, and thought-provoking imagery, while paying tribute to the influence of The Clash and their music. The artwork might include references to the song's lyrics or imagery from the London Calling album cover, which features a photograph of Simonon smashing his bass guitar on stage based on photo by Kate Simon.
Kate Simon is a photographer and artist known for her work in the music and fashion industries. She has captured iconic images of many legendary musicians, bands, and cultural figures, establishing herself as a key figure in the world of photography. Born in New York City, Simon attended the High School of Music and Art and later graduated from the City University of New York. She began her career in the 1970s and quickly gained recognition for her intimate and striking portraits of musicians like David Bowie, Bob Marley, and The Clash. Her work has appeared in various publications, galleries, and exhibitions, and she has collaborated with a wide range of artists, designers, and brands. Some of Kate Simon's most famous photographs include her series of portraits of Bob Marley, which were taken during the late 1970s and early 1980s. Her ability to capture the essence and spirit of her subjects has made her work highly sought-after by collectors, fans, and fellow artists alike. In addition to her work in the music industry, Simon has also been involved in the fashion world, photographing models and creating images for campaigns and editorials. Throughout her career, she has continued to expand her creative horizons, exploring various mediums and styles while maintaining her signature aesthetic.