Riesiges Johnny Cash Mural von Shepard Fairey in Sacramento

OBEY Shepard Fairey Johnny Cash Mural

Der sehr umtriebige Shepard Fairey aka Obey war kürzlich in der kalifornischen Hauptstadt Sacramento. Für das Wide Open Walls Festival malte er mit seinem Team ein riesiges Johnny Cash Mural. Anlass ist der 50. Jahrestag des legendären Konzerts von Cash im Folsom Prison. Das Motiv wurde gewählt, um auf den Bedarf eine Reform der Inhaftierungspolitik der USA aufmerksam zu machen. Laut einer aktuellen Studie hat Amerika die weltweit meisten Inhaftierten. Nichts um stolz drauf zu sein, kann man sich aber ruhig mal auf der Zunge zergehen lassen.

I’ll be in Sacramento as part of Wide Open Walls to paint a 15-story mural of Johnny Cash! I’m excited to collaborate once again with the @Jim Marshall Estate on the American Civics project to paint this mural and I’m excited to celebrate Johnny Cash as part of the 50-year anniversary of his Folsom Prison performance. I wanted to do something that talked about the need for incarceration reform, so this is an opportunity to continue to spread that message. Thanks as always for caring! – Shepard

If you've been following updates this week, you know that I'm in #Sacramento for @WideOpenWalls. The crew and I just completed my 15-story #JohnnyCash at #FolsomPrison mural, which is my largest in the state of #California and my most technically ambitious mural ever. The art is based on a photo by @JimMarshallPhoto which I used originally as part of my #AmericanCivics series. I’m grateful to be able to create this image on such a large scale as a tribute for the 50th anniversary of Cash’s Live at Folsom Prison album, and I hope that this art will ignite a conversation around the need for incarceration reform. According to a recent in-depth study by the Prison Policy Initiative, America has the highest incarceration rate in the world with a shocking 2.3 million people currently imprisoned. On top of that, our prisons are disproportionately filled with poor people of color, in fact, African Americans are 13% of the U.S. population, yet 40% of the prison population in this country. More African American men are under correctional control today than there were slaves in the 1850s according to a Huffington Post piece by writer and civil rights advocate Michelle Alexander. A portion of proceeds from the Johnny Cash print I made, currently available through @ToyRoomGallery, will benefit @Cut50. Thank you to @WideOpenWalls, @BrandedArts, and my crew of assistants, Dan Flores, Nic Bowers, Rob Zagula, and Luka Densmore for the 11-hour days we worked this week in the intense heat to get this mural finished! 📷 by @jonathanfurlong

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I’ll be in Sacramento as part of @wideopenwalls to paint a 15-story mural of Johnny Cash! I’m excited to collaborate once again with the Jim Marshall Estate (@jimmarshallphoto) on the American Civics project to paint this mural and I’m excited to celebrate Johnny Cash as part of the 50-year anniversary of his Folsom Prison performance. I wanted to do something that talked about the need for incarceration reform, so this is an opportunity to continue to spread that message. While I’m in Sacramento, I’ll be doing a number of events and appearances. Check out the list below and I hope to see you there. Thanks as always for caring! – Shepard ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Obey Giant Documentary Screening / Q&A with @brandedarts – Wed., August 15 @crestsacramento // Doors @7pm. RSVP: OBEYmovieRSVP@obeyclothing.com – Toy Room presents “Parting out America” with @gettacluestore – Thurs., August 16 // 405 K Street, Suite 120 // Follow @toyroomgallery for more info. – Wide Open Walls Street Party & Live Concert – Fri., August 17 6-11pm // I’ll be DJing // $10 tix @wideopenwalls

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I’m painting this mural in #Sacramento as part of @wideopenwalls. This image is from my collaboration with @jimmarshallphoto on the #AmericanCivics project and I’m excited to celebrate Johnny Cash as part of the 50-year anniversary of his #FolsomPrison performance. I wanted to do something that talked about the need for incarceration reform! Thanks for coming out to the #OBEYGIANT screening last night and Q&A with @brandedarts, and hope to see you tonight at @toyroomgallery. Info below! – Shepard – Toy Room presents “Parting out America” with @gettacluestore – Thurs., August 16 // 405 K Street, Suite 120 // Follow @toyroomgallery for more info. – Wide Open Walls Street Party & Live Concert – Fri., August 17 6-11pm // I’ll be DJing // $10 tix @wideopenwalls 📷 all by @jonathanfurlong #obey #obeygiant

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