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Sid Vicious

Sid Vicious
Mixed Media


Mixed Media, 2000
Mixed Media Edition of 2

Critical Review

In this canvas, Vicious is rendered in a Pop Art style with his portrait being repeated in a grid formation against a pink backdrop. The Pop Art movement was closely associated with notions of popular culture, consumerism and the mainstream. By depicting the musician in this style, Banksy comments satirically on the values associated with the Punk movement, such as anti-establishment views, anti-commercialism and individualism,

This canvas can be seen alongside Warhol's Marilyn Diptych which shows Monroe’s portrait in a repetition of 25 screen prints on canvas. Banksy often appropriates the work of other famous artists and a notable example is his use of Keith Haring’s signature dog in Choose Your Weapon.

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