SHEPARD FAIREY AND FRANK ZUMMO UNVEIL ONE-OF-A-KIND DRUM KIT AND ART DISPLAY AT HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO LAS VEGAS, FEB. 16
Monday Jan 29, 2018
Shepard Fairey, distinguished artist and founder of OBEY Clothing, and Frank Zummo, co-founder of Street Drum Corps and drummer for Sum 41, will unveil their original SJC Custom Drums titled “Rise Above” at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas on Friday, Feb. 16 at 1 p.m. Fairey, who is well-known for his Barack Obama "Hope" poster during the 2008 U.S. presidential election, will also debut eight hand-painted wooden panels that will surround the “Rise Above” drum kit. The duo will discuss the drums and artwork as well as sign autographs after the event.
Finished by Shepard Fairey and titled “Rise Above,” the one-of-a-kind drum kit at Hard Rock Hotel, has been printed with a dark organic patterns and three-dimensional woodgrain mandalas on each shell. The drum kit was used by Frank Zummo from 2016-2017 during Sum 41’s U.S. and Canada tours, festivals and the 2017 Alternative Press Music Awards.
The Rise Above art piece deconstructs guns and repurposes them from weapons into components of a mandala. There is a power in making something beautiful out of ingredients that are cold and threatening. I hope the Rise Above gun mandala can be a metaphor for spiritual transformation toward peace and harmony,” said Shepard Fairey.