ARTWORK BY DAVID “LEBO” LE BATARD
PHOTOGRAPHY BY SEAN MCCOURT
In collaboration with Art Publishing, Ltd.
INSPIRED BY THE BEAT is the collaboration between Art Publishing, Ltd. and LEBO, the artist who has rocked the nation, from his live performances with top musical acts to the high-resolution reproductions of his studio work. For the past 10 years, LEBO has traveled around the globe performing alongside the musicians that inspire him. This edition, which is a piece of art in itself, gives the reader a candid view inside the life of a highly relevant and culturally important artist in the modern world. Housed in an ebony case with a winged LEBO medallion embedded in its center, INSPIRED BY THE BEAT is the tomb that acts as the Rosetta Stone for LEBO fans. Included is an original watercolor, which is numbered and signed by the artist. The musical talent with whom LEBO has worked, and that are featured in this book alongside the art he created onstage with them include the Beastie Boys, Thievery Corporation, Disco Biscuits, Willie Nelson, Maceo Parker, Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, The Dead, Phil Lesh & Friends, Grace Potter, Paul Oakenfold, Miguel Migs, Femi Kuti, Toots & the Maytals, and Conjunto Progresso among many others.
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VIDEO JOURNALS – THE MAKING OF THE ORIGINAL ARTWORK