I Fought the Law (Pink) by Banksy

“I Fought The Law is a humorous anti-authoritarian artwork at first glance but reveals more nuanced complexity with continued viewing. The print title and graffiti text in the image reference the Clash song of the same name and is one of two Clash-related references Banksy has used throughout his career; the other being the street art graffiti of a punk smashing an office chair (a reference to the seminal Clash album ‘London Calling.”

Created

2004

Size

27 x 27 in, 70cm x 70cm

Medium

Screenprint on paper

Presentation

8 AP Edition

Signed

signed

Description

I Fought the Law (Pink) 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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