Shepard Fairey Champions the Legend of Jim Marshall
Think of pivotal cultural moments of the mid-twentieth century and know that Jim Marshall documented those imprints. From Woodstock to civil liberties, Bob Dylan to antiwar protests, Marshall’s photographic legacy has helped younger generations put these crucial, iconic movements into context. This summer, beginning with a special showcase in Washington, DC to benefit the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Shepard Fairey and the estate of Jim Marshall will collaborate on a series of five new pieces that champion Marshall’s work on the issues of voting rights, mass incarceration, workers’ rights, firearm ownership, and a fragmented America. We asked Shepard to speak about one project in particular, the incisive examination of gun culture.
August 10, 2016