This once fringe street artist has risen to embody one of the most recognizable visual styles on the planet, yet despite boasting a legion of die-hard fans and being surrounded by a media circus Banksy manages to remain entirely anonymous. At a time when the internet unfolds every secret he is a genuine enigma and his continued anonymity only serves to further fuel the intrigue regarding his true identity. Focusing on social injustice… Read more
About the artwork
Banksy’s iconic image sardonically questions the army’s dual role as a tool of war and a (so-called) tool of peace. Everything here is a paradox, from the peace-loving soldiers to the CND sign dripping like blood. But just like all his best work it is both a call to arms and a defense of anarchy—reminding us to perpetually question authority.