While looking at a website of events that occurred on my birthday I discovered that on September 19, 1975, my first birthday, Patricia Hearst was booked by the San Mateo County Sheriffs for her role in a string of armed robberies. Curious because she was actually arrested in San Francisco, the city of my birth. After a few hours of research I discovered that I currently live five miles away from the apartment Hearst, 19,was abducted from that she shared with her 26 year old grad student fiancé. The story and trail of Patty Hearst is extremely interesting and a pivotal point in celebrity pop culture as well as US legal history. Hearst along with Brigid Berlin, whose father worked for the Hearst Corporation, were pioneers of the 20th-21st century phenomena of rich kids “fucking it up.” While it has become common place, no heir/heiress had hitherto or henceforth taken their “fucking it up” to such an ultimate level. A true Bay Area icon. Study for Patricia Hearst Mugshot, 2011, is a sketch for a canvas piece I’m planning to execute later this year.
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