Banksy

Banksy is the stage name of an unknown graffiti artist and painter from England. He is most well known for his politically controversial graffiti pieces. The piece of artwork by Banksy is a silk screen print. It is clear that Pop Art was an influence of Bansky through his use of the silk screen process. The use of the ‘Grannies’ knitting jumpers with the slogans ‘Punks Not Dead’ and ‘Thug For Life’ isto convey a message about the younger generation, the younger generation being seen as hooligans and barbaric animals. The contrast between the ‘grannies’ and the younger generation, which the slogan jumpers represent, create humour which is very effective in this piece. I think this piece is quite successful as it speaks to younger generations as Banksy used modern methods of creating this piece (silk screen).

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