"I Can't Breathe!"

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Title

"I Can't Breathe!"

Coverage

3759 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Description

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 and accented with white. Laying flat on their chest, the figure's legs extend straight behind them. Neutral tones sprout a halo of light around the figure's head, while wings extend out from their shoulders. Four prayer candles line the figure's halo. At the figure's feet, bold lettering reads in fully capitalized text: "I Can't Breathe, I Can't Breathe".

Just beyond the lettering, a white painted wicker stool provides a seat for spectators to pause for a moment. Alongside the stool, a sign painted to look like a section from a brick wall reads in white lettering: "A man who uses force is afraid of reasoning."

Source

The photographer stood outside of Cup Foods in order to take this image. Cup Foods is the corner store that called the police to accuse Floyd of attempting to make a purchase with a counterfeit bill, ultimately leading to the fatal confrontation that resulted in his death.

Rights

Photography by Evy Envgrav

Publisher

Urban Art Mapping Research Project

Date

Contributor

F.S.

Identifier

UAM-GF_1769

Original Format

Chalk drawing, memorial

Citation

“"I Can't Breathe!",” George Floyd & Anti-Racist Street Art , accessed May 11, 2021, https://georgefloydstreetart.omeka.net/items/show/1769.

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