"I can't breathe"/Last Words

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"I can't breathe"/Last Words

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These works focus the last words of George Floyd and others who have died through unjust acts of brutality, in the hands of a militarized police force.

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I Can’t Breathe
This George Floyd mural in Palm Springs was commissioned by The Palm Springs Public Arts Commission. The artist is Los Angeles artist Misteralek. A portrait of George Floyd is set against a dark background showing protestors in silhouette. The words…

I Can't Breathe
The mural of George Floyd has his face outlined in yellow paint and towards the left of his are the words "I CANT BREATHE". The words are bright and multicolored. Behind George and the text there are multicolored geometric shapes.

"I Can't Breathe" with portrait of George Floyd
A large portrait of George Floyd with text reading "I Can't Breathe."

This is located next to another mural depicting Justice intervening to remove Derek Chauvin from George Floyd's neck, a silhouette cityscape, and an image of a man and woman…

Depiction of Justice Intervening
A graphic depiction of George Floyd being violently restrained by Derek Chauvin. An allegorical representation of Justice, identified by scales, is forcibly removing Chauvin by way of a neck hold. Justice is a powerful Black woman wearing…

I want Justice, not O2
A portrait of George Floyd alongside the word, "I can't breathe, I want justice not O2"

Please, I can't breathe
A piece reading "Please, I can't breathe" alongside the train tracks in Belgium.

Let Us Breathe
This piece was painted along a busy street in Sheffield, United Kingdom. The white letters, which are reportedly around six feet tall, say '#LetUsBreathe' followed by a raised fist separating it from another hashtag, '#BlackLivesMatter,' ending with…

I Can't Breathe: No to Racism
This mural in Idlib, Syria features the words "I Can't Breathe: No to Racism." The artist painted himself wearing a gas mask next to a portrait of George Floyd. In addition, this mural is in the remnants of a bombed out city.

I Can't Breathe (in progress)
The artist lists George Floyd's name along with the words "I Can't Breathe." In addition, there is a Minneapolis police car along with Derek Chauvin kneeling on George Floyd's neck.

Please I Can't Breathe, Private Residence Garage Mural
A private residence in South Minneapolis created a mural on their garage. This mural was painted using a yellow and orange radiating wash for the background. The black text reads “please please please I can’t breathe please man I can’t breathe,”…
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