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For Kitty Genovese

Catherine Susan "Kitty" Genovese

A portrait homage of Catherine Susan “Kitty” Genovese – for my ongoing “Hunted and Hunters” series.

Kitty was stalked, raped and killed by Winston Moseley in a prolonged knife attack in New York in 1964 while neighbors failed to act on her desperate cries for help — a nightmarish tableau that came to symbolize urban apathy in America.

“For more than half an hour 38 respectable, law-abiding citizens watched a killer stalk and stab a woman in three separate attacks in Kew Gardens. Twice the sound of their voices and the sudden glow of their bedroom lights interrupted him and frightened him off. Each time he returned, sought her out and stabbed her again. Not one person telephoned the police during the assault; one witness called after the woman was dead.”

“I didn’t want to get involved,” a witness said, using a phrase that was thought to encapsulate the age.

Title:  “For Kitty”

Size: 11″ x 14″

Medium: Oil on wood panel

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Winston Moseley, A Hunter

Winston Moseley by Patrushka

Winston Moseley, who stalked, raped and killed Kitty Genovese in a prolonged knife attack in New York in 1964 while neighbors failed to act on her desperate cries for help — a nightmarish tableau that came to symbolize urban apathy in America.

While at Attica Correctional Facility, in 1968, he escaped while on a hospital visit to Buffalo, raped a woman and held hostages at gunpoint before being recaptured. A psychopathic serial killer and necrophiliac, he died on March 28, 2016 at the maximum security Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y. He had been imprisoned for almost 52 years, since July 7, 1964.

This piece is another from my ongoing series – The “Hunters and The Hunted”  artworks designed to call attention to the ongoing physical and mental abuse towards women in our society.

Title:  “A Hunter, Winston Moseley”

Size: 7″ x 9″

Medium: Scratchboard

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