This print collaboration between Shepard, Glen, and Jim was created to help Jim with his injuries. Percentage of proceeds will go towards support Jim and his medical bills. Edition of 450, S/N by Shepard, Glen E Friedman, and Jim Muir, $80. On Sale 11/19 at Random, Limit 1.
Here are some words from Glen about the Jim and the collaboration:
“It’s been a long time in the making, since my old good friend, original Z-Boy, “Red Dog” nearly killed himself in a surfing accident earlier in the year. Here’s what happened. There was a benefit auction back in August, unfortunately we were not able to get this poster together in time, but here it finally is, as well there will be a one off fine art piece done by Shepard to be sold to the highest bidder at his next gallery exhibition, where 100% of the proceeds will go to Jim. For now we’ve got these great posters, which i’ve got to say is probably my favorite collaboration we’ve done to date (the others of Public Enemy, Tony Alva, and the Bad Brains, were great no doubt, but i feel this is the most beautiful of them all).
I first mentioned Jim’s injuries and beginning recovery here in April. His injuries include two crushed vertebrae, C6 and C7, and a fracture to C5. On March 15th he underwent emergency surgery to fuse C6 and C7 vertebrae with a spacer, cadaver bone, two titanium straps and four screws.”
“Good news is his recovery is going along fantastically. Although he’s getting around now he still can not go back to work yet, so the help we know is appreciated.”