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2023 Signed by Glen E Friedman x Shepard Fairey- OBEY & Numbered Limited Edition of 550 Artwork Size 18x24 Silkscreen Print Depicting Punk Rock Music Band Minor Threat & Ian MacKaye Stylized Raging Concert Photo by Glen E Friedman
"I first heard Minor Threat in 1985 when I had been skateboarding and listening to punk and hardcore for a year. I was quickly becoming more confident, outspoken, and energized by D.I.Y. culture, and I was voraciously hungry for things that fuelled my emotional and intellectual evolution. Minor Threat was rocket fuel for my journey. Not only is their music a ferocious explosion of energy, but their playing is tight, and Ian MacKaye’s lyrics are intelligent and provocative. On top of that, Minor Threat created their own label, Dischord Records, to put out their music as well as records by other D.C. bands. Minor Threat and Dischord are profound influences on me, so I was very excited to collaborate with Glen on a Minor Threat print to celebrate the release of his new book “Just a Minor Threat.” Glen has the most intimate and powerful photos of Minor Threat, so it was possible to craft an illustration with strong images of all the band members. I’m also incredibly grateful to have the blessing of the members of Minor Threat." -Shepard Fairey- OBEY
"Minor Threat is obviously one of the great foundations of hardcore punk rock. Inspiration for legions around the world, including Shepard and myself. As we’ve done with my last several books, Shepard and I got together and collaborated to make a print celebrating the release of the new publication. Shepard is one of my designing confidants and often gives me advice during my process of bookmaking so it makes sense that once the project comes to fruition, we enthusiastically make these prints of artists that inspire both of us. This print is based on separate images of each individual in the band as well as the always omnipresent audience that were a major part of incredible Minor Threat gigs. The book came out great and is different from previous books; it has its own voice, not only through the trove of never-before-seen photographs but also through the incredible essays throughout. Be inspired." -Glen E Friedman
The intersection of punk rock and visual art finds a pulsating tribute in Shepard Fairey's silkscreen print titled "Just A Minor Threat." This limited edition piece, numbered to only 550 and signed by both Fairey and celebrated photographer Glen E. Friedman, crystallizes the essence of the iconic hardcore punk band Minor Threat. Created on Cream Speckletone Fine Art Paper and measuring 18x24 inches, the artwork commemorates not only the band's fierce energy but also the release of Friedman's new book. Minor Threat, fronted by Ian MacKaye, left an indelible mark on the punk scene with their explosive music and D.I.Y. ethos. This band didn't just play music; they ignited a cultural movement by establishing Dischord Records, encouraging self-expression and independence within the arts community. Fairey, himself a product of the skateboarding and punk cultures of the 1980s, attributes his confidence and outspoken nature to the catalytic influence of bands like Minor Threat. His collaboration with Friedman is not just a celebration of their shared inspirations but a manifestation of the band's impact on their creative and intellectual trajectories. The artwork vividly captures the raw intensity of a Minor Threat performance, with each member and the palpable energy of the audience rendered in a style that bridges the gap between photography and stylized illustration. This visual synergy complements the narrative of Friedman's book, which not only offers an array of unseen photographs but is peppered with essays that give voice to the era and the band's pivotal role in it. Fairey's print stands as a testament to the band's legacy and as a beacon for those fueled by the spirit of rebellion and authenticity that Minor Threat so potently symbolized.