Obey Giant RUN-DMC Raising Hell Print By Shepard Fairey

This Obey Giant RUN-DMC Raising Hell print by Shepard Fairey is a collaboration with Glen E. Friedman and celebrates the release of his latest book, “Together Forever!”

“I have always loved Glen’s original iconic photograph of RUN-DMC made in their own neighborhood of Hollis, Queens, NY, that I primarily based this illustration on. An oversized print of the photo has been displayed in the entry of my Studio Number One offices for many years. I also used this image as a reference for my “Jam Master Jay” tribute portrait when he passed away in 2002 (one of the first collaborations Glen and I worked on together). However, for this collaboration, Glen suggested I also look at an alternate photo from the same session where Run (Joseph Simmons) was holding up his fist and had a slightly different facial expression. I referenced both photos to create this new illustration and added in a lot of RUN-DMC vintage ephemera Glen had collected to the collage, including other well know photos of his. Run a.k.a. Rev Run (Joseph Simmons) and DMC (Darryl McDaniels) both loved how the piece came out, enough to sign it along with me and Glen. I’ve been a RUN-DMC fan since I was a teen, and they are the group, along with Beastie Boys, who turned me on to hip hop, so this collaboration is a huge honor.”

– Shepard

Available March 3rd at 10 AM PDT HERE. Max order: 1 of each colorway/set per customer/household.

RUN-DMC Raising Hell Gold Colorway
18 x 24 inches
Screen print on cream Speckle Tone paper
Numbered edition of 400
Signed by Shepard Fairey, Glen E. Friedman, Rev Run, and Darryl McDaniels
Certificate of authenticity
$100

RUN-DMC Raising Hell Red Colorway
18 x 24 inches
Screen print on cream Speckle Tone paper
Numbered edition of 400
Signed by Shepard Fairey, Glen E. Friedman, Rev Run, and Darryl McDaniels
Certificate of authenticity
$100

A limited number of matching numbered sets will be available for $200.

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