Pepper-Spray Cop an Arty Meme

Startling incident inspires art mash-ups

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 22, 2011 3:35 AM CST | Updated Nov 22, 2011 5:10 AM CST

(Newser) – Something about the startling contrast between a hulking cop with a giant can of pepper spray and a group of relatively meek, geeky students has the blogosphere going all arty. The cop who doused sitting UC Davis students full in the face last week is now an internet meme, appearing in altered reproductions of several works of art, from the Sistine Chapel to Andrew Wyeth's Christina's World to Seurat's A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte and Manet's Le Dejeuner sur l'Herbe. Of course he's casually pepper spraying everyone in sight, from a woman under a parasol to Christina to God. Yet another image has the officer dousing the Declaration of Independence. For more images, click here.

Stings!
Stings!   (Facebook)
A jug of wine, a loaf of bread and pepper spray.
A jug of wine, a loaf of bread and pepper spray.   (Facebook/Bobby Miller's Photos)
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