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The girl has said her art was based on a class assignment to choose a master work of art and then portray it in a contemporary context. She chose the Spanish painter Francisco Goya’s “The Third of May 1808” which depicts Napolean’s army pointing guns at Spanish people.
Her piece appears very similar to Michael D’Antuono’s 2014 painting “A Tale of Two Hoodies,” which shows a hooded officer pointing a gun at a Black child wearing a hoodie and holding a bag of Skittles, a reference to the Trayvon Martin shooting.
The student said she was also inspired by Denver’s history, referencing Denver’s first mayor Benjamin Stapleton, a member of the Ku Klux Klan when he was first elected in 1923.
originally posted by: Lysergic
Funny nobody drew one for the Adult Gang member that killed a rival gang members 9yr old son.