Choose Your Weapon by Banksy (Olive)

Banksy Choose Your Weapon  originally appeared in London, England in 2010. The stark contrast between the man and his dog is the most striking contradiction in this art piece.

Rather than a weapon such as a knife or firearm, this young man’s weapon is man’s best friend”

 

Presentation

Unframed

Size

27×27

Medium

screenprint

Created

2010

Genre

urban

Choose Your Weapon by Banksy (Olive)

Banksy Choose Your Weapon Keith Haring Dog originally appeared in London, England in 2010. The stark contrast between the man and his dog is the most striking contradiction in this art piece.

The man in the art piece represents the disaffected youth that features so prominently in British pop culture. The hooded sweatshirt with the cowl covering the head and bandanna hiding the young man’s face both appear menacing. The dog in the print, chained and barking upwardly, becomes the young man’s weapon.

About 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. Hisidentity 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.