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Banksy – Child Drawing Series

Banksy is – as you maybe noticed – on a trip through the United States und Canada. Following LA, San Francisco, Detroit, Chicago and Toronto, the worlds most famous street artist recently visited Boston. In addition to that typical Banksy artworks, which work with a lot sarcasm and which you could find following his route, he left behind some very nice and inspiring large-scale painting, which were called the Banksy Child Drawing Series by the Wooster Collective.

The street artworks show stencil-sprayed kids in their self-painted dreamworld, as for example a teeny island or a very small house. I like them very well, but don’t really know what Banksy wants us to notice? Maybe he wants let us know that the urban space is not a child-friendly environment?! What do you think is the deeper meaning of the Banksy Child Drawing Series?

Banksy   Child Drawing Series
Banksy   Child Drawing Series

Via highsnobiety.com.

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  1. After thinking about your question and reviewing the photos, it seems there may be a theme of children needing to be able to express themselves. Maybe with the first painting the child can only have a positive environment if he is allowed to draw it himself.

    In the second, the child is shut off from society, barred up in his home and not wanting people to invade his privacy. Maybe this is the result of feeling separate and disallowed from experiencing the streets. What does everyone else think?

  2. My Girl is 6 y old seems very happy, but sun on her pictures is always on the left side. I would like to know what this means.

  3. I think both pictures are all about children’s limited privacy in creating their lives.

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