TO MAIN ART GALLERY
Justice, No Peace"
Mark Vallen 1992
Pencil on paper - 11" x 16" inches
created this pencil drawing in the immediate aftermath
of the Rodney King verdict and the bloody riots that
ensued on April 29th, 1992. I actually saw a similar
scene such as this on the streets of Los Angeles during
the first day of violence.
witnessed thousands of outraged citizens gather in
front of L.A. Police Department headquarters, and
in the crowd stood defiant, angry young men like the
ones depicted in my drawing.
unflinching militancy of these youth inspired me to
create this artwork, titled after the slogan shouted
in the streets during the riots that engulfed L.A.,
.... "No Justice, No Peace!"