• April 23, 2009
  • Posted by Marc

Shit We’re Diggin: Least Wanted’s Collection of Mugshots



Sara and I have always been fascinated by collectors and archivists.  There’s something about the obsessive nature of amassing a large body of work that is truly fascinating.

The other week we highlighted a show in Bristol England called JUSTICE that took place in the old prison cells of the Bridewell Police Station.  The exhibition brought together the work of five terrific artists from France and the US:  C215, Dan23, Bruno Leyval, Least Wanted and MC1984. 

So while we’ve featured C215, Dan23, and Bruno Leyval on the site many times, we have not yet showcased the work of Least Wanted. And to this end, we wanted to make sure that we did as Least Wanted’s work is absolutely fascinating.  Over the years he’s collected over 10,000 mugshots of “punks, sneaks, mooks and miscreants. Hookers, stooges, grifters and goons” going back to the 1870’s.

So if you have a few minutes today, check out Least Wanted’s Flickr page. It’s absolutely fascinating. 

And here’s a video walk through of JUSTICE: