This iconic image is the result of a convoluted tale of a day-after-a-party bust at Keith Richards' estate in Sussex. The story involves lurid and libellous reporting by a UK tabloid, paranoid and estranged Rolling Stones, a very small amount of amphetamines and cannabis, and Marianne Faithful wearing only a fur rug upon the arrival of police. The trial was a huge controversy, and public opinion was swayed by an essay in the usually-conservative newspaper The Times to view the charges against the band as excessive and unjust.
Mick Jagger - Redlands UK 1967 "drug possession" (sentenced to 3 months, received conditional discharge)
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"