Pitbull on Trial
By Nikki Thompson
San Francisco, California: Deconstructed Artichoke Press, 2007. Edition of 50.
5.75 x 7" manila folder resembling a police report. Inkjet printed on an Epson Stylus Photo R200 on manila folders and newsprint. Typefaces: Minion, American Typewriter, and Impact. All pseudonyms are really Nikki Thompson. Photo and paw print kindly contributed by Billie Holiday Thompson, the artist’s pit-boxer mix.
Nikki Thompson: "I decided to write these satirical articles to make fun of the negative press that pitbulls get in the media and to advocate for what wonderful dogs they are. My pitbull rescue is a sweet, mellow dog who has been known to get chased by Chihuahuas and bully cats. Her favorite pastimes are cuddling and making new friends - human and canine. Pitbulls are not the vicious beasts the media portrays; the problem is irresponsible owners."
" ... All stories are sort of true."