Obey has collaborated with Kate Simon on a new print of William S. Burroughs. The print is an 18″ x 24″ screen print on Speckletone paper, signed by both Kate Simon and Shepard Fairey. It comes in a numbered edition of 450, will cost $65 each and goes up for sale on Thursday Februray 6, 2014 at a random time on ObeyGiant.com in the “PRINTS” section.
“William S. Burroughs”
18″ x 24″ Screen Print on Speckletone Paper
Signed by Kate Simon and Shepard Fairey
Numbered Edition of 450
“I collaborated with Kate Simon, the photographer behind the first Clash album cover and the Bob Marley “Kaya” cover, on this image of writer William S. Burroughs in celebration of what would be his 100th birthday on Feb. 5th. Burroughs is often associated with the Beat writers and collaborated with Jack Kerouac, but in his long career he produced an amazingly diverse body of writing. Burroughs was a true outsider and his voice was consistently provocative and evocative. As a drug user and explorer of the seedier side of things, Burroughs had a disdain for authority and the square life. I love his quote “how I hate those who are dedicated to producing conformity”. I read Naked Lunch in high school, and I was fascinated by it, but I found it challenging. I have recently been reading Word Virus, a compilation of Burroughs’ writing, at Kate Simon’s recommendation. Word Virus is a great intro if you are unfamiliar with Burroughs. Kate also shot the cover image for the book.”