Artist Shepard Fairey, renowned for his OBAMA/HOPE poster, has created a special limited edition print based on an image of the Dalai Lama taken by Don Farber. Here’s what Shepard says through his website:
We’re thrilled to be wishing a very special 75th birthday to His Holiness the Dalai Lama this year. In honor of this Diamond year, and in recognition of March 10th being Tibetan Independence Day, Shepard has created a limited-edition print of His Holiness. The work is based on an image taken by renowned photographer/documentarian Don Farber, who has spent more than 30 years covering the Tibetan leader and community in exile.
"I’ve always had great admiration for His Holiness and his non-violent approach to the plight of the Tibetan people. When I was approached with the opportunity to work with this beautiful image as a sanctioned source and create a work that evokes the Dalai Lama’s presence as I feel it, I was thrilled. I hope His Holiness remains a presence of compassion in the world for many birthdays to come!"
Net proceeds will be divided between Tibet House US and LA Friends of Tibet.
You can purchase the prints for $60 at ObeyGiant.com