Shepard Fairey with his Cesar Chavez mural in San Francisco (Photo: Mark Jayson Quines)
The interview of the artist by Dani Burlison for KQED dives into the partnership of the estate of Jim Marshall and Shepard Fairey, which produced the American Civics project. Read more at http://bit.ly/faireyinterview.
American Civics is the first-ever collaboration between acclaimed contemporary artist Shepard Fairey and the estate of legendary photographer Jim Marshall. In it, Fairey interprets Marshall’s iconic photography from the 1960s, including images of Johnny Cash, Cesar Chavez, and Fannie Lee Chaney, with five new works, vividly depicting the humanity behind some of our country’s enduring social justice issues: Voting Rights, Mass Incarceration, Workers’ Rights, Gun Culture, and Two Americas.
The artwork is now on display to the public at the San Francisco Art Exchange (458 Geary St., San Francisco, CA 94102) from through September 30.