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NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE
Mark Vallen 1992
Pencil on paper 11" x 16"

Artist's statement:

"I created this pencil drawing in the immediate aftermath of the Rodney King verdict and the bloody riots that ensued on April 29th, 1992. I actually saw a similar scene such as this on the streets of Los Angeles during the first day of violence.

I witnessed thousands of outraged citizens gather in front of L.A. Police Department headquarters, and in the crowd stood defiant, angry young men like the ones depicted in my drawing.

The unflinching militancy of these youth inspired me to create this artwork, titled after the slogan shouted in the streets during the riots that engulfed L.A., - "No Justice, No Peace!"

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