Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Banksy and Kara Walker
I have seen a lot of new Banksy work popping up on the web, and the first thing I thought when I saw it was that he has been looking at Kara Walker. When I was in London in November there was a large installation of her work, and I can not imagine that he has not seen her work before. I think it is actually very interesting this new choice of image making for him, as it simplifies the message even more and allows him to clarify his message. One thing that seems to come through in the new work is a interest in childhood, as it relates to modern society, the little Bo Peep character and the children on their hands and knees painting.