In 1978 Steve Gladstone shot this photo of Bob Marley. In 1981, Steve met Bob Marley, Rita and the family and made an agreement with Bob to share this first image in poster form and have it released through Tuff Gong. Bob signed two different versions of this poster, “Herb is the Healing of All Nations” and “One Heart” were printed but not released till now.
Limited Edition of Gallery Quality Antique 34 year old posters.
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The End of Pictures is the phrase Steve Gladstone repeatedly scribed on a collection of his favorite photographs. These images were often hand-colored with markers, scrawled on with stories, and redacted with sharpies, transforming them into narrative paintings. Through these images, he explains and relives the journey of capturing the photo, while simultaneously creating a captivating visual language of color and mark-making. It’s at once a statement about the lost art of photography, and a window into three decades of life synthesized into a poetic epilogue.
*The complete End of Pictures collection includes over 100 images.
“The End of Pictures is about the end of an era, my era. It’s about letting the pictures go. It’s about knowing that life really is short. The End of Pictures is my death before I die. It’s a 25 year old Tibetan sand painting.” — Steve Gladstone
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Digital Version $5.99
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