George Harrison Prints by Shepard Fairey Set to Drop Twice This Week
To celebrate the release of "George Harrison: The Apple Years 1968-1975," Shepard Fairey has created two prints depicting the legendary member of the Beatles. The Red Edition will be sold by Shepard directly on obeygiant.com, while the Silver Version will be sold by GeorgeHarrison.com.[caption id="attachment_8116" align="aligncenter" width="403"] Red Edition[/caption] Here is what Shep had to say about the Prints:
“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.” [caption id="attachment_8117" align="aligncenter" width="496"] Silver Edition[/caption]
From our vantage point, the prints are both absolute stunners and a must have for any Harrison and/or Beatles fan.
Drop Details: Both prints are editions of 400 and will be signed and numbered. The Red edition will go on sale on 10/23/14 at a random time between 1 PM and 3 PM EST at obeygiant. The Silver Edition will be released 10/24/14 on GeorgeHarrison.com at 1 PM EST. To those going for these, Good Luck!