A Painted Casket Tells the Story of Police Brutality in America (by Pendarvis Harshaw )

DeAndre Drake, an artist from Oakland who works under the name Airballin, recently airbrushed a casket with images of victims of police brutality. And for lack of a better word, it’s beautiful. The casket is vibrant. Next to the names and faces with which we’ve come to be familiar, Drake has painted images of people who took notable political stands: Muhammad Ali, Colin Kaepernick and Assata Shakur. There’s also a police line’s yellow tape, an American flag, a Confederate flag, the 14th Amendment, a baby in the crosshairs of a rifle’s…

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