'Jim Muir Print' by Shepard Fairey, 2009
Limited Edition screem print collab. with pro skater Jim "Red Dog" Muir (pictured) and photographer Glen E. Friedman.
18 x 24 Inches
Screen print on cream, Speckletone fine art paper.
Limited Edition of only 450 (#45/450).
Hand-signed and dated by Fairey bottom right.
Also signed by Jim Muir (added DTS for Dog Town Skate) and photographer Glen E. Friedman.
Hand-numbered bottom left.
ABOUT THE ART
This print collaboration between Shepard, Glen, and Jim was originally created to help Jim with his injuries. A percentage of proceeds went towards supporting Jim and his medical bills.
“It’s been a long time in the making, since my old good friend, original Z-Boy, “Red Dog” nearly killed himself in a surfing accident earlier in the year.
There was a benefit auction back in August, unfortunately we were not able to get this poster together in time, but here it finally is, as well there will be a one-off fine art piece done by Shepard to be sold to the highest bidder at his next gallery exhibition, where 100% of the proceeds will go to Jim. For now we’ve got these great posters, which i’ve got to say is probably my favorite collaboration we’ve done to date (the others of "Public Enemy", Tony Alva, and the "Bad Brains", were great no doubt, but i feel this is the most beautiful of them all).
I first mentioned Jim’s injuries and beginning recovery here in April. His injuries include two crushed vertebrae, C6 and C7, and a fracture to C5. On March 15th he underwent emergency surgery to fuse C6 and C7 vertebrae with a spacer, cadaver bone, two titanium straps and four screws.”
“Good news is his recovery is going along fantastically. Although he’s getting around now he still can not go back to work yet, so the help we know is appreciated.”
- Glen E. Friedman