Ozy magazine interviews artist Charles Hoffacker.
“One man called Hoffacker and said the beaded gun paintings offended him because they taint a tradition in New Orleans and say something bad about his beloved city.
‘I want people to be annoyed by my artwork,” Hoffacker says. He adds, ”Does this bother you? Good. You shouldn’t look at a murder scene and like it. This is a problem that we have. I want you to get angry enough to change it. We live in a very violent city. To not make art about it is just to stand idly by.’”