The 1971 movie “Dirty Harry” is one of the most famous and controversial films that is still culturally relevant today.
The movie featuring Clint Eastwood as Inspector “Dirty” Harry Callahan sparked debate over issues ranging from police brutality to victims’ rights and the nature of law enforcement. Has the message changed in 2021?
In 2012, the Dirty Harry film featuring Clint Eastwood as was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress for being “culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant.”
I wanted to pay tribute to a movie icon character, and the American fascination with guns, and particularly the 44 Magnum gun. I also chose to capture the nostalgia of the 1970s and enhance our cultural fascination with heroes, guns and the universal battle of good VS evil. I chose to accentuate and exaggerate the power of the Magnum 44 in the same way that Clint Eastwood’s Dirty Harry character does. The black and white highlights the retro feel of Dirty Harry contrasted against the red, textured background representing blood, passion and fury.
Please note: This is not on glossy metal but rather textured metal to accentuate the texture in the original design of the artwork. If you want it on glossy metal, please request and I will fulfill your request.