Jack and Jill (Police Kids)
Screenprint in colours, 2005, numbered
Edition of 350 SIGNED
Edition of 200 Unsigned
edition of 22 AP in pink
Those have POW stamp
in pencil, on wove paper, printed and published by Pictures on Walls, London, with their blindstamp at lower left, with full margins, sheet 500 x 700mm (19 ⅝ x 27 in) (unframed)
Banksy Police Kids (Jack and Jill) is a signed-limited edition four-colour hand-pulled screen print on archival paper. Banksy’s work combines spray-paint and stencilling techniques with commercial, political and contemporary imagery, with a sense of ironic social commentary and humour. Critical of corporate business, Banksy’s work considers the negative impact of capitalism and social injustice. Jack and Jill, also known as “Police Kids”, is an exceptional artwork that uses children in bullet-proof police jackets to contrast the supposed freedom of childhood with the concerns of many parents and a society in general that feels the need to protect them.
POLICE KIDS (JACK & JILL) by banksy
Unsigned and numbered 350 total ( 200 unsigned and 150 signed )screenprint on paper50 by 70cm.; 19 3/4 by 27 1/2 in.This work is number and Unsigned from an edition of 350.
First painted in 2005, Banksy’s Police Kids Jack and Jill shows two children running through water, wearing bullet proof vests with POLICE” written across the front. The children are in their pre-adolescence ” an innocent time of play and laughter, The pigtails on the young girl appear to move as she skips, and the small bag in her left hand looks to contain flowers, perhaps freshly picked that day. All in all, it seems to be a quaint, childhood scenebut also a time when children are starting to be more aware of the world and life has started changing for them.