MATT FERRANTO

An Incident @ Staten Island

An Incident @ Staten Island
2017
acrylic on polymer clay, wood
box 9 x 10 x 1¼ inches
figures approximately 2¼ inches tall

An Incident at Staten Island

An Incident at Staten Island

An Incident at Staten Island

An Incident at Staten Island

New York City police officers killed Eric Garner on July 17, 2014. The incident occurred near some small retail shops; police had approached Eric Garner on suspicion of selling loose cigarettes from packages without tax stamps. Eric Garner pulled away when Officer Daniel Panatelo attempted to take hold of his arms; Officer Panatelo then jumped on Eric Garner, and several police officers joined in tackling him to the sidewalk. Eric Garner lost consciousness and was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.