Each charcoal drawing shows the artist, Gil Vicente of Recife, Brazil, holding a weapon moments before assassinating a world leader. The series, called Inimigos (Enemies), is meant to highlight alleged crimes for which the leaders have been directly or indirectly responsible by imagining that they are being made to pay the price.
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Outside the art world i’d expect this type of thing to be taken as a real threat. Can you imagine if some kid sketched the exact same thing in a notebook at school? All hell would break loose. According to the article, the artist wants $260,000 for all 9 of his sketches… which in the U.S. would probably be close to the bail you would have to pay to get your kid out of jail temporarily for doing the same thing.