'Walk the Line' by Shepard Fairey, 2005
Rare original, commissioned teaser poster promoting the Oscar winning bio-pic of June Carter-Cash and Johnny Cash.
36 x 24 Inches
91.4 x 61 Centimeters
Early offset lithograph on satin poster paper.
Open Edition (Sold Out).
Hand-signed and dated '05 by the artist in black Sharpie marker.
*Note: wrinkled/kinked down center of poster from mishandled shipment. See photos - discounted accordingly.
ABOUT THE ART
One of the finest movie posters to be produced in recent years, street artist Shepard Fairey's dazzling design for the teaser campaign of 2005 Johnny Cash biopic "Walk the Line" is a triumph, depicting Joaquin Phoenix as the rebellious country music legend in dark silhouette against a fiery background, paying homage to Cash's hit song "Ring of Fire".
At its heart, a love story between Cash and fellow country music star June Carter, played by Reese Witherspoon, the film is a rollercoaster ride from traumatic childhood to country music stardom, through descent into addiction until Cash is saved from self-destruction by long-term love June.
With remarkable performances from Phoenix and Witherspoon, both of whom performed their own vocals, the film was nominated for five Oscars at the 78th Academy Awards, including Best Actor for Phoenix and Best Actress for Witherspoon, which she won.