"I can't breathe"/Last Words


"I can't breathe"/Last Words


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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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,”…

(George 8:46)
A billboard overlooking George Floyd Square is covered in a wash of black. Simple white font reads, in ascending scale, three sentences:

"Someone touched me; I know that power has gone out of me" (Luke 8:46)
"Can any of you prove me guilty of…

"I Can't Breathe!"
A chalk drawing on pavement, surrounded by memorial flowers and other memorabilia in tribute to George Floyd. The chalk drawing is of a figure, face down on the concrete. Outlined in a neutral tone, the figure's form is established with blue chalk…

I can't  breathe
Large bubble letters reading "I Can't Breathe" surrounded by additional graffiti writing. This is painted on the remains of the Auto Zone that was destroyed during the uprisings.

I can't breathe
Spraypaint on plywood reading "I CAN'T BREATHE."

I can't breathe
"I CAN'T BREATHE" in large yellow block letters on the remains of the Autozone at Lake and Hiawatha in Minneapolis. This is surrounded by additional tags written by many different individuals.

Hands Up Don’t Shoot
This photo captures an unfinished wall mural in progress located in the International District of Seattle. It depicts a silhouette of a Black person with arms raised and “Hands up, Don’t Shoot” painted in the body.
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