We all know the anonymous English based graffiti artist, political activist and film director, Banksy. Having stayed in the shadows and having never been revealed, he frequently makes his apearance through his artwork. Banksy’s satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humor with graffiti and stenciling for a unique and powerful display. However, a recent art piece has sparked the attention of the public for the upcoming “Beyond the Streets” festival. It combines Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Barbican Centre piece with the flare of Banksy’s coften controversial creativity. In the image you can see, law enforcement (often a prime statement in Banksy’s work) frisking Basquiat’s “Boy and Dog in a Johnnypump”. Some people may view this as disrespectful, stereotypical or bias because of the portrayal, but knowing Banksy’s work and his view of art and the world it is more of a statement against the unjust that is occurring in society today.
Again, this piece will be a feature in the Beyond the Streets exhibition of graffiti, street art and beyond, celebrating the soaring heights to which the world’s most recognizable modern art movement has risen. Purchase tickets by clicking here.