On February , 6th revolutionary Reggae icon Bob Marley would have been 70 years old. Among a variety of commemorative special releases coming out in 2015, a handful of events will help celebrate Marley’s importance in the history of global music.
Those in New York or LA have a unique chance to view new photography collections of Marley. Among the three exhibits, one features shots by a collection of photographers while two displays feature work by individual photojournalist who had the opportunity to work with the artist between 1975-76.
Mr. Musichead Gallery is hosting a week-long celebration that honors Bob Marley and his enduring legacy of advocacy for social change. Beginning February 2nd and running through the 9th, the gallery displays original art and photos of Marley by Arthur Gorson, Adrian Boot, David Burnett, Ian Dickson, Allan Tannenbaum, Peter Simon, Leni Sinclair, David Corio and Hayato Takano. For more information click here.
As the Wall Street Journal has reported, previously unseen images of Bob Marley will be on display beginning February 3rd through the end of the month at Spur Tree in New York, a restaurant with Jamaican fare. Titled “Soul Rebel: An Intimate Portrait of Bob Marley” the exhibit, presented by Anastasia Photo features images by photojournalist David Burnett. Additional images will be on display at Anastasia Photo Gallery.
Many have seen Dennis Morris’s photos of Bob Marley, shots that are widely accepted as the definitive iconic images of reggae’s king. To celebrate his birthday, LA’s Known Gallery will be exhibiting 15 images from Morris’s collection from February 6-21. The exhibition is entitled Revolutionary Dreams as it is said to be what Bob Marley and his songs were about. Each image will echo one of Marley’s famous songs: “Get Up Stand Up,” “Burning,” etc. Click here for more information.
Article By: Aaron Solomon