On display at ACA Galleries (529 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10011) is a selection of Jim Marshall's stunning black-and-white photographic studies of the peace sign, from "Peace," the new book of his work. The peace sign is a symbol embraced by the counterculture movement, which remains relevant as the universal message of free speech, opposition to war, nuclear disarmament, and hope. Marshall documented how the peace sign transformed from an antinuclear message to the universal symbol for peace. His lens captured street graffiti in New York subway, buttons pinned to hippies and students, and West Coast peace rallies held by a generation who believed, for a brief moment, they could make a difference.
Also featured are a selection of Marshall's iconic images capturing the Summer of Love in San Francisco and a suite of prints by Shepard Fairey entitled 'American Civics,' which re-interpret five of Marshall's iconic photos, including Johnny Cash, Cesar Chavez, and Fannie Lee Chaney. The series depicts the humanity behind some of the country’s enduring social issues: Voting Rights, Mass Incarceration, Workers' Rights, Gun Culture, and Two Americas.
More information at ACA Galleries.