"> Name: "King of Jews for the King of Beers," Parody Art Defaced

Date:  1995 - 2005

Location:  North America

SubjectReligious , Political/Economic/Social Opinion

MediumPainting , Commercial Advertising , Public art

Artist: Ron English

Confronting Bodies: Unknown vandal[s]

Date of Action: July 2002

Specific Location: Baltimore Maryland, 1200 Mt. Royal Ave.

Description of Artwork: The artwork was a billboard featuring a picture of Jesus holding a beer bottle with the slogan "The King of the Jews for the King of Beers" underneath the image.

Description of Incident: Following repeated complaints about the artwork from a radio show, and member of the community, unknown assailants, in the middle of the night, defaced the artwork by throwing a can of white paint on the image.

Results of Incident: A police report was filed and due to the vandalism the image was removed from public view.

Source: NCAC with the aid of an email from > David Greene Executive Director First Amendment Project.

Submitted By: Peter Silverman

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