Fairey interprets Marshall's iconic photography with Fine Art Limited screen prints depicting social justice issues: Voting Rights, Mass Incarceration, Workers' Rights, Gun Culture, and Two Americas.
For Immediate Release:
San Francisco, CA, January 29, 2018: Jim Marshall Photography LLC and Shepard Fairey are pleased to announce their donation to the California State Library of the art series American Civics. Framing was donated by the San Francisco Art Exchange.
Members of the media are invited to the State Library (Stanley Mosk Library and Courts Building (2nd Floor) at 914 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814) Thursday, February 1, 2018, from 10 - 11 AM for a presentation of American Civics, which includes five framed and signed limited-edition serigraphs along with the five related photos by Jim Marshall.
The library will also be previewing its exhibits for Sacramento Museum Day, to be held on Saturday, February 3, 10 AM - 5 PM. The state's history of transportation by water is the theme, and the library will have on display books, ephemera, and maps on the topic from its collection.
"American Civics" is a Fine Art Limited Edition series of five serigraphs: "Voting Rights," "Mass Incarceration," "Workers' Rights," "Gun Culture," and "Two Americas." In it, Fairey interprets Marshall's iconic photography from the 1960's, including images of Johnny Cash, Cesar Chavez, and Fannie Lee Chaney, with five new pieces that vividly depict the humanity behind each of these enduring social justice issues. Each title is limited to an edition of 100 prints, and each is hand signed and numbered by Shepard Fairey and stamped by Jim Marshall Photography LLC.
Social issues that have underscored the divisiveness of recent past decades, especially the '60s, have characterized our time
Racism and bigotry, deeply rooted in America's history, are visible in places like Ferguson, Mo., Baltimore, Md., and Charleston, S.C.
Over 46 million people live in poverty in present-day America, including an estimated 15 million children.
In the first three months of 2016, more than 3,000 deaths in the U.S. were gun-related.
America continues to struggle with the problem of mass incarceration. In fact, though having only 5% of the world's population, the U.S. now has more than 25% of the incarcerated population.
The art of "American Civics" gives a face to these issues to cultivate dialogue and encourage vigorous solutions to problems that have divided the country and eroded the core of the American ideals.
San Francisco Art Exchange is the only gallery authorized to sell the American Civics portfolios and individual prints. Please contact San Francisco Art Exchange firstname.lastname@example.org or call 415-441-8840.
About Shepard Fairey
Shepard Fairey, called the "Citizen Artist," has promoted social justice on issues such as environmental protection, corporate greed, and racial inequality. Perhaps the most famous of his works is his creation of the Obama Hope poster, the defining image of the 2008 presidential campaign. In addition to his guerrilla street art presence, the artist has executed more than 60 large-scale painted public murals around the world as of 2016. His works are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, the Boston Institute of Contemporary Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and many others. www.OBEYGIANT.com
About Jim Marshall:
Jim Marshall's photographs of Woodstock, Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, and Miles Davis, along with his vivid images of the counterculture, civil rights, and antiwar protests chronicled a generation. The only photographer ever to receive the Recording Academy's TRUSTEE AWARD, an honorary GRAMMY, Marshall saw himself almost as an anthropologist, documenting the counterculture and the explosion of creativity and celebrity in the 60's and 70's. He immersed himself in that world more than any other photographer - becoming a fixture. www.jimmarshallphotographyllc.com
About San Francisco Art Exchange:
San Francisco Art Exchange (SFAE) has sold original artwork of iconic album covers for the Beatles, Pink Floyd, the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan, among many others.The gallery's most recent project was the sale of a rare portfolio of photographs of President John F. Kennedy celebrating the centennial of his birth in cooperation with the Kennedy Foundation, with a percentage of the proceeds benefiting the foundation.