Shepard Fairey's Tribute to Vintage Album Art

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America’s most famous street artist, Shepard Fairey, has always been a big music fan. As he mentions on his website, it was album cover art — not graffiti — that first caught his attention. “Album covers conjured a euphoric association with the listening experience. Most of my earliest home-made tee shirts were stencils based on punk album covers,” he writes. Fairey channeled his love of music into REVOLUTIONS, an exhibition of original album covers, which showed in March and April at Robert Berman Gallery in Santa Monica.

Now, the artist is releasing the works in two 36-print box sets, each with a run of only 150 copies. Dance Floor Riot, composed mostly of revolutionary-tinged punk, New Wave, and funk images, will go on sale here some time between 10am and noon PT (that’s 1-3pm ET) today for $950. Tomorrow, collectors will have a chance to buy the scuzz-rock-and-metal-obsessed Party at the Moontower set (yes, that’s a Dazed and Confused reference) at the same time, place, and price point tomorrow. See some of our favorite works from the box sets, depicting everyone from Joan Jett to Jack White to Little Richard, after the jump.

Shepard Fairey, Afrocentric, 12″ x 12″ signed and numbered screen print edition of 150 (Dance Floor Riot box set)

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Shepard Fairey, Electric, 12″ x 12″ signed and numbered screen print edition of 150 (Dance Floor Riot box set)

Shepard Fairey, New Wave Couple, 12″ x 12″ signed and numbered screen print edition of 150 (Dance Floor Riot box set)

Shepard Fairey, Obey Punk Girl, 12″ x 12″ signed and numbered screen print edition of 150 (Dance Floor Riot box set)

Shepard Fairey, Obey Strummer, 12″ x 12″ signed and numbered screen print edition of 150 (Dance Floor Riot box set)

Shepard Fairey, Specials, 12″ x 12″ signed and numbered screen print edition of 150 (Dance Floor Riot box set)

Shepard Fairey, Black Heart, 12″ x 12″ signed and numbered screen print edition of 150 (Party at the Moontower box set)

Shepard Fairey, Electric Warrior, 12″ x 12″ signed and numbered screen print edition of 150 (Party at the Moontower box set)

Shepard Fairey, Printing Press, 12″ x 12″ signed and numbered screen print edition of 150 (Party at the Moontower box set)

Shepard Fairey, Rip It Up, 12″ x 12″ signed and numbered screen print edition of 150 (Party at the Moontower box set)

Shepard Fairey, Underworld Rev, 12″ x 12″ signed and numbered screen print edition of 150 (Party at the Moontower box set)

Shepard Fairey, Jukebox, 12″ x 12″ signed and numbered screen print edition of 150 (Party at the Moontower box set)