Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Is this happiness?

Currently writing an essay on the way in which artists have criticized consumerism over the years, using Banksy as part of my case study, this is one of his images that I am analysing. This has to be one of my favourite pieces of art by Banksy, it highlights issue of pop culture icons and ideas which have been imposed upon society, and uses the analogy of the Vietnam War to make his point. It outlines so many things that are wrong in the capitalist society we live in and questions whether the american dream that is forced upon us really does make you happy.

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