The King of the Jews for the King of Beers (billboard)

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Date: 2002

Region: North America

Subject: Religion, Political/Economic/Social Opinion

Medium: Painting, Commercial Advertising, Public Art


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Artist: Ron English

Confronting Bodies: Unknown vandal[s]

Dates of Action: July 2002

Location: Baltimore, Maryland, 1200 Mt. Royal Ave.

Description of Artwork: The artwork was a billboard featuring a picture of Jesus holding a beer bottle with the slogan "The King of the Jews for the King of Beers" underneath the image.

The Incident: Following repeated complaints about the artwork from a radio show, and member of the community, unknown assailants, in the middle of the night, defaced the artwork by throwing a can of white paint on the image.

Results of Incident: A police report was filed and due to the vandalism the image was removed from public view.

Source: NCAC with the aid of an email from > David Greene Executive Director First Amendment Project.