Wednesday, January 29, 2014

"Jack & Jill" Banksy

This is a color silkscreen print completed by Banksy in 2005. Banksy is a United Kingdom based graffiti artist and painter. He is well known for his political and social themes throughout his artworks. This can be seen in his "Jack and Jill (Police Kids)" where he shows two young children running together wearing bullet proof vests. It is said that this was done to shed light on contemporary society where innocence is all but lost. I really enjoyed this work of art because I love the meaning behind it and I think his choice of baby blue behind the black, white, and beige colors of the children give it an interesting contrast. 

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