‘Selfie - Parlour Pink’ is a fantastic Silkscreen print by urban street artist JBOY. This piece is from a Limited of 30 and printed onto 290gsm majestic parlour pink shimmper paper and comes signed and numbered by the artist.
Contemporary artist JBOY is known for his street-art style and skilled stencil works. Famed for hijacking a Banksy street piece in London in 2010, JBOY’s work is full of irony, parody and humour, always filtered through high impact aesthetic and thought provoking concept.
‘SELFIE’ depicts an elegant woman wearing a 1950s style polka dot dress, with high heels, large sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat. At her feet sits a bow-tie wearing Chihuahua, while a child in rags reaches up to take a bundle of dollar bills from her hand. The scene of contrived charity is captured through the selfie, as the woman clutches a selfie stick - carefully angled to include the deprived infant - and pouts towards the camera. A witty piece of criticism on contemporary culture, the print is at once visually compelling, rendered in the monochrome stenciled aesthetic that JBOY achieves so well.