Bold as Brass

7,056 spent military rounds,

A weapon destroyed for every bullet used

Size 125cm x 175cm


Clay v. United States, (1971), conviction for refusing to report for induction into the United States military forces during the Vietnam War.

On April 28, 1967, boxing champion Muhammad Ali refuses to be inducted into the U.S. Army and is immediately stripped of his heavyweight title. Ali, a Muslim, cited religious reasons for his decision to forgo military service.


Bold as brass… “Not only do I knock’em out , I pick the round.” Cassius Clay boldly predicts five rounds to knock out Henry Cooper; “It ain’t no jive, Henry Cooper will go in five!”

“If you even dream of beating me, you better wake up and apologize.”

“It’s not bragging if you can back it up.”

“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.”

“Live every day like it’s your last because someday you’re going to be right.”

“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary.

…Impossible is nothing.” | Muhammad Ali