Shepard Fairey made history with his enormous mural on the side of the Residence Inn by Marriott in downtown Sacramento, which commemorates the 50th anniversary of Johnny Cash's famed Folsom Prison performance.
A gift to the people of California, the American Civics series is a momentous addition to the California State Library’s collection. Jim Marshall's powerful black-and-white images highlighting five social justice issues in '60s connect us to our shared history. At the same time, Shepard Fairey's stunning reinterpretations of those images remind us how relevant the messaging is today.
This art will be on permanent display in the second floor conference room, where it can be visited by school groups, researchers learning about California history, and the public at large.
In Los Angeles, a showcase of never-before-seen photographs by legendary photographer Jim Marshall documents signs of peace in America from 1961 to 1969. The exhibition follows the September 2017 book release of these photographs in Peace (Reel Art Press), featuring a foreword by Shepard Fairey, who will also exhibit two original works inspired by the book. In conjunction with the exhibition, Subliminal Projects invited emerging artists to submit works inspired by the peace symbol and Marshall’s photographs on Instagram.