Purchase Terry Hall Tribute Silkscreen Print by Shepard Fairey- OBEY Hand-Pulled 1-Color on Pure White Speckletone Fine Art Paper Limited Edition Artwork Obey Pop Culture Artist.
2023 Signed & Numbered Limited Edition of 325 Artwork Size 18x24 Silkscreen Print
"Terry Hall, singer of the Specials, one of my favorite bands, died of pancreatic cancer a little less than a year ago. This past Saturday, Musack did an amazing tribute to Terry with a bonkers lineup, including Horace Panter and Lynval Golding of the Specials, Jane Wiedlin of the Go-Go’s, Fishbone, No Doubt (except Gwen), Tom Morello, Tim Armstrong and Jesse Michaels of Operation Ivy, Donita Sparks of L7, and others! I fell in love with the Specials in the summer of 1989, around the time I started listening to Operation Ivy and Fishbone, so to have members of all those bands celebrating Terry was incredible! I was also able to do the poster for the event based on a beautiful photo by Chalkie Davies. There are two versions of the print, one with the event lineup included and another that is a simpler tribute to Terry. The black and white print are editions of 325, but the show lineup print is a smaller quantity (edition of 300) because many were sold at the event, and all proceeds from those benefit Musack, an excellent music charity for kids. On a personal note, Terry came by my studio a couple of times, and we talked for hours. He was kind, thoughtful, and very open about life’s ups and downs. We talked about kids, mental health, insecurity, relationships, the therapeutic benefits of creativity, and many other heavy topics. He was a kindred spirit who I thought I’d be friends with for many years. This print was done with love… thanks for the tunes Terry!" -Shepard Fairey- OBEY
The realm of street art, pop culture, and graffiti has witnessed countless legendary figures whose artistry has both challenged and changed perceptions. One such luminary is Shepard Fairey, the renowned artist behind the OBEY campaign, who has consistently melded activism and artistry in his works. A notable tribute by Fairey is the silkscreen print dedicated to Terry Hall, the iconic lead singer of the Specials. Terry Hall's influence in the world of music was significant, and his tragic passing due to pancreatic cancer was a tremendous loss to the music community. This sentiment was palpable when Musack hosted an astounding tribute to Hall, graced by stalwarts like Horace Panter, Lynval Golding, Jane Wiedlin, Fishbone, members of No Doubt, and numerous other eminent artists. This tribute not only celebrated Hall's legacy but also underscored the bond shared by these artists, many of whom were influenced by the Specials during their formative years. The silkscreen print crafted by Fairey serves as a testament to Hall's enduring impact on him and the broader music fraternity. The artwork, pulled by hand on fine art paper, epitomizes the meticulousness synonymous with Fairey's creations. Limited to an edition of 325, the monochromatic rendition of Hall draws inspiration from a poignant photograph by Chalkie Davies. An alternative version features the event lineup, limited to an edition of 300, with a significant portion having been sold during the event. The proceeds from this version were dedicated to Musack, a laudable charity aimed at empowering kids through music. Fairey's connection with Hall went beyond mere admiration. Their conversations, which delved deep into topics like mental health, creativity, and life's intricacies, highlighted the profound respect and mutual understanding they shared. The artist's tribute to Hall is more than just a print; it's a heartfelt homage to a kindred spirit. Through this artwork, Fairey offers the world a glimpse into their shared moments, while simultaneously emphasizing Terry Hall's undying influence in the realms of music and culture.
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