Banksy Soldiers of Peace T-shirt
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Regular-fit T-shirts in soft cotton jersey with a round, rib-trimmed neckline and a straight hem.
Neckline: Round neck
- Cotton 100%
Material: Cotton, Jersey
Materials in this product explained
The t-shirt is made of 100% combed cotton, 165g, unshrinkable. The shirts in this collection are made with a screen printing process to provide the best print quality.
- Wash with similar colours
- Only non-chlorine bleach when needed
- High iron
- Machine wash at 30°
- Can be dry cleaned
- Line dry
This mostly monochromatic, unsigned screenprint by Banksy was originally a mural painted on a wall very close to the Houses of Parliament, in London England.
The artwork considered an anti-war piece shows two soldiers, stencil-sprayed crouching on the ground, warily scouting the landscape around them.
One is holding a machine gun, the other a paintbrush with which he is in the process of painting a red peace sign (the use of monochromatic works with splashes of primary colours is a style also employed by activist and Street Artist Shepard Fairey).
The mural was created shortly after the UK's involvement in the 2003 Iraq war and comes off the back of millions of citizens, including soldiers, protested against the invasion.
Prints were released in 2005, and the piece was recreated and displayed in a collection at the Tate Britain gallery in 2007.