NYPD Coming Down Hard on Street Artist

takeshi miyakawa in his studio in new york city image © designboom

 

“At night, when it’s hung, it looks like the bag is glowing,” Lim said. “The reason he did this was to lift people’s spirits. He was simply trying to say that he loves the city and spread that attitude around.”

Artist Takeshi Miyakawa hangs a light art project on the street in Brooklyn and gets “charged with two counts of first-degree reckless endangerment, two counts of placing a false bomb or hazardous substance in the first degree, two counts of placing a false bomb or hazardous substance in the second degree, two counts of second-degree reckless endangerment and two counts of second-degree criminal nuisance.” [...] “A judge ordered him held pending a psychiatric evaluation.”

This is absurd, please sign the petition to release Takeshi Miyakawa:
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/525/661/531/demand-justice-for-artist-takeshi-miyakawa/

Complete article on Huffington Post:
Takeshi Miyakawa Arrested By NYPD For Hanging ‘I Love New York’ Artwork In Brooklyn (PHOTOS)
By MEGHAN BARR 05/21/12 05:55 PM ET AP

reblog from: NY Goes Hard on Street Art / vizKult