16 x 20 | flashe water media
In 1967 Corita Kent did a screenprint she entitled, "stop the bombing." The war in Vietnam was escalating along with civilian deaths from American bombers. The only lesson we learned from Vietnam was PR: don't broadcast the war on the evening news; keep the citizenry in the dark. By contrast, bombing the streets is like 'making love instead of war.' Banksy says, "a society gets the vandalism it deserves." In other words, graffiti is a kind of canary in the coal mine of social health. Bombing is always a political act.