‘Jack and Jill’ (Signed)- Banksy

Title: Jack and Jill (Signed)
Year: 2005
Size: 21 x 29 in”
Medium: Screen Print
Edition of 150
Signed Edition with Pest Control. Numbered by the Artist. Artwork is in Excellent Condition. Additional Images upon request.

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Description

An enigma in every sense of the word, Banksy is perhaps the most controversial and thrilling street artist on the scene, and over two decades into his career, he still remains anonymous. His art is known for breaking boundaries, conveying satirical, pictorial messages, and highlighting themes of philosophy, art, sociology, politics, humor and even narcissism. You can find his groundbreaking work on streets across the world, including the walls of London, New York and the Gaza Strip.

Jack and Jill is another artwork done by Banksy. The artwork was released in 2005 and it is named after the children’s song Jack and Jill. However, the controversy arises since the children presented in the image are considered police kids. The artwork has a sky blue background, with two children, a boy and a girl running towards the viewer. One characteristic common to most of Banksy’s artwork is that he uses children, and in many cases, a boy and a girl to represent critical social issues. The dominant color apart from the background is black. There is an emphasis on black and white, but a closer look at the artwork demonstrates hints of colors on the faces of the children. The children are wearing what seems to be a black vest, and on the chest, written police. It looks like the bulletproof police vest worn especially during dangerous raids. The girl is carrying a basket with freshly cut flowers.

In addition to his iconic murals, the elusive urban artist has also released prints in a number of formats. His talent and mysterious identity has made the popularity of his pieces soar and, consequently, they are in incredibly high demand in the art world. Explore the Banksy original art we have for sale here at ArtLife.