day of the dead

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These screen printed posters of a pallid teen by Impetus have been spotted around Berkeley lately. Luckily I got this shot earlier, because since then they have all been destroyed with angry scratch marks. The gold, purple and black color combination and the Ben-Day dot texture refer the work back to Pop art, which seems appropriate since the piece was probably silk screened. I can’t say I am a huge fan of the subject’s 2003-era emo haircut (I don’t mean to hate but I just can’t endorse that fashion choice), but this piece’s clean execution makes it a pleasure to look at nonetheless.

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  1. The subject of the work is Sophie Scholl. She was a German Nazi resister who was executed along with fellow members of the White Rose for distributing anti-war leaflets.

    Sorry you’re not big on her haircut. I suppose it is a bit “emo”…?

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