The King of the Jews for the King of Beers (billboard)
Region: North America
Subject: Religion, Political/Economic/Social Opinion
Medium: Painting, Commercial Advertising, Public Art
Artist: Ron English
Confronting Bodies: Unknown vandal[s]
Dates of Action: July 2002
Location: Baltimore, Maryland, 1200 Mt. Royal Ave.
Description of Artwork: The artwork was a billboard featuring a picture of Jesus holding a beer bottle with the slogan "The King of the Jews for the King of Beers" underneath the image.
The Incident: Following repeated complaints about the artwork from a radio show, and member of the community, unknown assailants, in the middle of the night, defaced the artwork by throwing a can of white paint on the image.
Results of Incident: A police report was filed and due to the vandalism the image was removed from public view.
Source: NCAC with the aid of an email from > David Greene Executive Director First Amendment Project.