Jim Morrison Mugshot - GoldRegular price $388.00 Save Liquid error (snippets/product-template line 120): Computation results in '-Infinity'%
This limited edition screen print features a young Morrison in 1967, having been arrested during a performance in New Haven, Connecticut, after taunting the police at the show during the song "Back Door Man." Ray Manzarek recounted that Morrison and a woman were backstage making out in a shower stall. A cop saw them, and told them to leave. Morrison refused and then was maced by the cop, who later apologized when he found out Morrison was the lead singer of the Doors. On stage, he launched into a diatribe against the cop and the police rushed the stage, arresting Morrison and charging him for inciting a riot, public obscenity and indecency.
Studwell's work focusses on celebrity and the dark side of fame. His mugshot series explores the vulnerabilities and flaws of celebrities often hidden from public view but highlighted in these raw and public images; revealing cracks in the people we hold in such high esteem.
Signed by: David Studwell