After two illegal drugs were found in Jimi Hendrix's luggage as he arrived at Toronto's airport on a flight from Detroit, he was arrested and charged, but released on bail in time to perform at Maple Leaf Gardens that night. He was later tried and acquitted on the grounds that he was not aware of any drugs being in his possession, and was without paraphernalia or needle tracks. (Yay, Toronto!)
Jimi Hendrix - Toronto ON 1968 "drug possession- heroin and hashish in luggage" (acquitted)
Hang your favourite "criminal"... on your wall. Our fascination with retro pop culture rebels led us to create this collectible series of glittery art plaques featuring famous faces under arrest.
- Hangs flush on wall
- Collectible series
- Looks great in a grouping
- Sealed glitter sides, white back
- 5x7” size is easy to fit in spall spaces
The Glamourizing Crime series is drawn from publicly available mug shots from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s (and one 1938 outlier). We like the “classic” film-grain style of these pre-digital images, and focus our attention on largely non-violent offences with interesting stories behind them. “No beaters, no killers!”
Each hand-made plaque is carefully layered and individually embellished with glitter or Swarovski crystal accents over a glossy, archival-print-quality surface. Sides are sealed high-quality silver glitter, back is plain white with slot hanger.
A label on back outlines the details for each subject's arrest incident: city, year, charge(s), convictions/penalties/dismissals. A fun conversation piece!
Measures approx. 5 x 7 x 0.75"