Silver Flag, 2006

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Screenprint on paper




50,0 x 70,0


Silver Flag has a blindstamp of Pictures on Walls and printed signature lower left. It is numbered in black ink on verso and with
Pest Control Office Certificate.
Unusually print on chromalux paper exists as an unsigned edition of 1000. The image shows a group of children and adults climbing on top of a car; two female figures are standing holding the American flag against a silver moon as background. It references an iconic photograph “Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima” by photographer Joe Rosenthal, taken on February 23,1945, that depicts six US Marines lifting the Stars and Stripes atop Mount Suribachi during the battle of Iwo Jima, in World War II. Instead of Marines, Banksy inserted figures of the disenfranchised youth into the image.

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