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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.

Peace symbol

San Francisco, 1962, Peace Walk for Nuclear Disarmament, 2017,
photograph, edition of 25, 20 x 24 in.
(c) Jim Marshall Photography LLC

We invite you to the exhibition and book launch of 'PEACE,' Jim Marshall's stunning black-and-white photographic studies of the peace sign, a symbol embraced by the counterculture movement, which remains relevant as the universal message of free speech, opposition to war, nuclear disarmament, and hope.

Private Reception
Wednesday, September 6, from  6 to 8pm
With talk & book-signing by Jim Marshall Photography LLC owner Amelia Davis
(RSVP Here)

american civics: voting rights

American Civics Opening Reception: Friday, January 20  8–11pm | Public Exhibit: January 20 – February 10

Mass Incarceration

American Civics: A New Art Series by Shepard Fairey and the Jim Marshall Estate Launches in San Francisco.

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.

Workers' Rights

Workers' Rights

The American Civics series is featured in Huffington Post's 'If This Art Could Vote.'