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Michael Jackson. McMartin Preschool. Heidi Fleiss. Richard The Night Stalker” Ramirez. The Menendez Brothers. Robert Blake. Courtney Love. Winona Ryder. Rodney King. O.J. Name a high-profile trial over the past 25 years and Mona Shafer Edwards was most likely seated in the courtroom with her markers, pens, and large pad of vellum paper, illustrating the proceedings. Edwards courtroom illustrations are beautiful pieces of art that capture the most poignant and thrilling moments of major celebrity trials in stunning bursts of color. Captured! not only includes Edwards brilliant artwork, but her fascinating insider observations on the trials as well. Each case features a recap of all of the highlights and lowlights of the trial, a summary of the verdict, and an overview of both the participants and the publics reaction to the final decision.
Spellbinding courtroom illustrations of the most talked about trials of the last 25 years are coupled with insider observations and case summaries in this unique collection of poignant moments from infamous cases. Sketches of O. J. Simpson staring passively ahead while a projected image of his battered wife looms behind him and the parade of beautiful call girls present at the Heidi Fleiss trial are brought to life in the 200 vividly colored images. Courtroom commentary from the artist supplements the art from each trial and includes highlights and lowlights, verdict summaries, and reactions to the verdicts from the trial participants. Major and minor celebrities' cases are covered, including those of Clint Eastwood, Snoop Dogg, Winona Ryder, Courtney Love, Dolly Parton, and Dustin Hoffman.
Spellbinding courtroom illustrations of the most celebrated and talked about trials of the last 25 years are coupled with insider observations and case summaries in this unique collection of poignant moments from infamous cases.
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"Brings life to the high-profile trials and court appearances of the rich, famous and infamous that capture the imagination." Washington Post"Showcas[es] the almost lost form of courtroom art...and add[s] perspective by capturing the emotion of high-profile trials." Rob Reiner, director"The sketches are a fast, rollercoaster ride through sensational court trials." Sidney Sheldon, author, The Other Side of Midnight"Mona's artwork captures the essence of the rough-and-tumble justice system." Steve Cooley, Los Angeles County District Attorney"There's something train wreck engrossing about the modern art form of courtroom sketches, featured so brilliantly in Captured!" FilmForce.IGN.com"Deftly captures those odd moments, filled with dark humor, when a legal proceeding becomes a public obsession." Buck Wolf, ABCnews.com