Artist: Michael Butler
Original Painting: Made by Whole Punches on Newspaper on Canvas
Original Size: 18" x 24"
Made by punching holes in newspapers, sorted into shades of grays and blacks and then painstakingly glued down. This creation of everyone’s favorite reggae singer emanates joy and love even in black and white.
Robert Nesta Marley, OM (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981) was a Jamaican singer, songwriter, and musician. Considered one of the pioneers of reggae, his musical career was marked by fusing elements of reggae, ska, and rocksteady, as well as his distinctive vocal and songwriting style. Marley's contributions to music increased the visibility of Jamaican music worldwide, and made him a global figure in popular culture for over a decade. Over the course of his career Marley became known as a Rastafari icon, and he infused his music with a sense of spirituality. He is also considered a global symbol of Jamaican music and culture and identity, and was controversial in his outspoken support for the legalization of marijuana.