American Civics - Workers' Rights, 2016
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American Civics - Workers' Rights, 2016

By Shepard Fairey
About the image

American Civics is a fine art limited edition series of five prints: Voting Rights, Mass Incarceration, Workers' Rights, Gun Culture, and Two Americas.

This piece is based on a photograph of Cesar Chavez taken during his 300-mile march to the California State Capitol in Sacramento to bring widespread public attention to farm workers causes, civil rights, political representation for racial minorities, and environmental justice. (March 1966) 

"I believe in what Chavez stood for as an activist and civil rights leader. He fought for the rights of people doing some of the most difficult work for some of the lowest wages so they could unionize and advocate for themselves to earn a dignified wage. In my art piece, I included articles that reflected the struggles of people who are on the lowest rung of the economic ladder. Chavez fought to increase the minimum wage for these people, and that battle continues today." --Shepard Fairey,  April 2016

A portion of proceeds will benefit  Farm Workers Foundation and the Jim Marshall Fellowship at UC Berkeley. 

In 2016 Shepard Fairey and his crew created a mural of this image on the side of a building in San Francisco.

Release Notes:
4-Color Serigraph on Varnished 100% Cotton Rag Archival Paper.

Collector's Notes:
Each print is hand-signed and numbered by Shepard Fairey and stamped by Jim Marshall Photography LLC. Orders will ship within a few days.

Buyers will receive a certificate of authenticity following delivery. Please contact us with any questions!

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American Civics - Workers' Rights, 2016
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