Photo: El Mac Paints Portrait for Fascinating LA Times Article

By - Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

El Mac can do things with a spray can that no one else in the world can. For a recent LA Times Magazine article, the newspaper commissioned El Mac to paint a portrait of Connie Rice, a Los Angeles-based civil rights attorney. As always, the resulting work is a gorgeous example of the potential of aerosol paint, but I’m most grateful that his work led to a compelling story that reads like an action packed feature film. The article, Right Makes Might, gets it’s title from Abraham Lincoln’s seminal speech made at the Cooper Union in New York City in critique of slavery. This article tells the compelling story “how a dogged civil-rights lawyer, an ex-gangster, and a risk-taking LAPD captain helped avert a second wave of Rodney King riots.” Recalling events from 1993, Connie Rice paints a vivd picture of a brewing conflict that was on the brink of boiling over into a war on the streets. Click through the gallery above to see images of the portrait of Connie Rice painted by El Mac. Click here to be taken to the Los Angeles Times Magazine website and read the full article. Photo: Carlos Gonzalez Source: Known Gallery via Los Angeles Times

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