If you haven’t heard of Murray Bowles, you’ve at least seen him in cartoon form where he resides on the cover of millions of Dookie records across the world.
The legendary photographer took many of the early Green Day photos you’ve no doubt seen over the years as he documented the East Bay punk scene which was showcased to a great degree in the documentary Turn It Around: The Story Of East Bay Punk.
Sadly, Murray passed away last year but his impact on the punk scene will never be forgotten. Destroy Art Inc is selling limited-edition framed prints of his work with 70% of the proceeds going to his family and a charity of their choice.
On Monday they released a print which featured Green Day live at 924 Gilman which quickly sold out in less than an hour.
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Sold Out! (Reprint TBC) This photo of Green Day at Gilman Street from 1992 was taken by the late, great Murray Bowles. As a token of his friendship, energy & influence, Murray was drawn into the top center of the iconic Dookie album cover. This photo is an important memory of the raw roots of one of the most popular, still influential pop punk bands of all time. #greenday #murraybowles #924gilman #restinpower #historical #19842020 #punkphotography #eastbaypunk #classicpunk #punkrock #oldschoolcool
If you missed out, they are promising “alternate versions of Green Day in Gilman at 12pm PST!” on Tuesday, May 26th. So act quickly if you wanna get your hands on one, you’ll also be helping out a great cause!
Prints are available in limited quantities at Destroy Art.