Arrested for Posting Pictures of Iraqis in Public Space

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Date: 2003

Region: North America

Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion

Medium: Photography Public Art


Artist: Artist Emilie Clark and writer Lytle Shaw posting Art by Paul Chan

Confronting Bodies: New York City Police Department

Dates of Action: February 2003

Location: New York City on the corner of Mercer and Prince Streets

Description of Artwork: Letter size copies of portrait photographs of Iraqi citizens

The Incident: Clark and Shaw were taping the letter sized flyer on a lamppost at the corner of Mercer and Prince Streets when three undercover policemen arrested them. They were charged with criminal misdemeanors and sat in jail for several hours

Results of Incident: Unknown

Source: NCAC: from an article in the National Philistine