Bomb Middle England by Banksy

Bomb Middle England depicts three middle-aged ladies enjoying a game of pétanque, which is a traditional afternoon entertainment activity for the older middle class. The lawn game is similar to playing Bocce Ball. Two slick horizontal planes of green represent the well-manicured grass and the hedge in their environment. The composition is divided sharply between its subjects, which feature the women on the far left and their pétanque balls bouncing down the lawn on the far right. Banksy has replaced the traditional metal balls with round black fuse bombs, which are ominously lit.

Created

2005

Size

100 x 35 cm

Medium

Screenprint on paper

Presentation

Edition of 50

Signed

signed

Description

Bomb Middle England by Banksy

Arguably the most controversial street artist in the world, Banksy has developed an entire art subculture devoted to his works. Banksy’s art can impact any location at any given moment. His identity remains unknown, even after over 20 years of being involved with the graffiti scene. He has worked with many different types of street art media and street art types. His work not only includes many powerful, often controversial images, but they may also be found throughout the Internet as viral images.

Banksy’s artwork has appeared throughout London and other locations around the world. Bansky’s artwork is characterized by striking images, often combined with slogans. His work regularly engages political themes, satirically critiquing war, capitalism, hypocrisy, and greed. Common subjects include rats, apes, policemen, members of the royal family, and children. In addition to his two-dimensional work, Banksy is known for his installation artwork. One of the most celebrated of these pieces, which featured a live elephant painted with a Victorian wallpaper pattern, sparked controversy among animal rights activists. He was the subject of a 2010 documentary, “Exit Through the Gift Shop,” which examined the relationship between commercial and street art

His artwork has appeared throughout London and other locations around the world. Bansky’s artwork is characterized by striking images, often combined with slogans. His work regularly engages political themes, satirically critiquing war, capitalism, hypocrisy, and greed.

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