Bob Marley - Burnin' - I

RUN #:02293
Type:Archival Pigment Print on 55gsm Moab Moenkopi Unryu Natural Fine Art Paper
Size:8 x 11 Inches
Release:February 06, 2019
Run of:420
Auth:This RUN is signed, numbered and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Dennis Morris and 1xRUN.
The framing option for this RUN includes a 7/8 inch black wood frame with UV-glass, foam core backing and ready to hang hardware.
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Bob Marley - Burnin'
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"These three photographs were taken in 1974 on the infamous 'Catch A Fire' tour, which was the United Kingdom tour to promote the 1st album on Island Records. One evening on the tour, Bob and I were sitting and talking and Bob suddenly said to me: 'Let me show you how to smoke a spliff, Dennis!' There are only 3 shots, for obvious reasons!  The atmosphere was created naturally by the amount of smoke coming from the spliff which the camera picked up on. It was taken on my trusted Leica M3 with 35 mm lens – no flash, just available light!

This series has become as iconic as the Che Guevara photo; when you go to uni on your dorm room wall, you either have a Che or a Bob poster.  This trio has become one of Bob’s most iconic, known and loved shots.  It is in Rolling Stone greatest images of rock ’n’ roll. In the Bob Marley Museum in Jamaica it is recognized as one of rock ’n’ roll greatest photos." - Dennis Morris

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ABOUT Dennis Morris:
Dennis Morris is a British-based artist who has used the camera to produce an in-depth body of work on extraordinary individuals. Morris started his career at an early age, he was 11 years old when one of his photographs was printed on the front page of the Daily Mirror. A camera fanatic since the age of 8, Dennis was known around his East End neighbourhood as Mad Dennis, due to his preference for photography over football. After inadvertently stumbling across a particularly feisty demonstration by the PLO one Sunday, the sharp young Dennis took his film to a photo agency on Fleet Street who promptly sold it to the Daily Mirror for £16. Accustomed to raising money for films and camera parts by taking photos of christenings and birthday parties, Dennis was suddenly on to something; his hobby and all-consuming passion could be done for a living.

It was whilst bunking off school to wait for Bob Marley to arrive for soundcheck at the Speak Easy Club on Margaret Street, that Dennis's music photography career really began. Marley, quite taken with the young teenager who was waiting for him, invited Dennis to come along and take pictures on the remainder of the tour. Running home to Dalston, Dennis packed his bag and jumped on the bus. His photographs of Marley and The Wailers became famous the world over, appearing on the cover of Time Out and Melody Maker before Dennis had even turned 17.

Closely associated with music, Morris has created some of the most iconic and memorable images of Bob Marley and the Sex Pistols, as well as the Marianne Faithfull Broken English album cover. He has also captured the essence of the Sikh community of Southall, UK; the collection was subsequently bought by English Heritage. Morris also created the iconic Public Image Ltd logo and the band’s first two album sleeves, including the Metal Box.

Several books of his work have been published, including Bob Marley: A Rebel Life; The Bollocks, on the Sex Pistols; and Growing Up Black, a chronicle of Black Britain in the 1960s and 1970s.

His work is well recognized and has been exhibited internationally at the Today Art Museum, Beijing; Laforet Museum, Tokyo; Arles Photography Festival, France; The Photographers’ Gallery, London; The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; Tate Britain, London; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland.

His photographs are included in prestigious public and private collections, such as Tate Britain, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and have appeared in numerous publications, including Rolling Stone, Time, GQ, Vogue, W, and Frieze. His work is included in books such as Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the Twentieth Century by Greil Marcus; Century by Bruce Bernard; and 100 Days of Active Resistance by Vivienne Westwood.

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