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Local Crime Icons 72" x 72" Oil on wood © 2000 Paul Dodd
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In 1976 I had a job working as a graphic artist for the Rochester Police Department in the Crime Analysis Unit. My job desciption gave me access to the crime records and I became fascinated with mug shots. There was a local record in the files of David Bowie's pot bust but someone had already swiped the photo. These 24 faces were painted from the local Crime Stoppers page in Rochester's Democrat & Chronicle. Although painted indivdually, they were mounted together and shown in the Memorial Art Gallery's Finger Lakes Exhibition 2000.