Government & Politics

8 artworks


  • The Gipper Ultra Violence Glow In The Dark Art Toy by Frank Kozik

    Frank Kozik The Gipper Ultra Violence Glow In The Dark Art Toy by Frank Kozik

    The Gipper Ultra-Violence- Glow In The Dark Limited Edition Vinyl Art Toy Collectible Artwork by street graffiti artist Frank Kozik. We knew what really lurked behind Reagan’s benign smile and twinkling eyes… Now Frank Kozik embodies the spirit of America’s 40th president with the brilliant Gipper Bust. Standing 16" tall, the Kozik Gipper Bust comes with a detachable DESTROY sign, which gives you the option of staring straight into the face of evil. Plus, the Glow in the Dark colorway casts a ghastly glow when you turn out the light. The spirit of the 80s is alive on your shelf, day or night. The Glow in the Dark Kozik Gipper Bust was produced in a limited edition of 50.

    $333.00

  • Trunk Elephant Gold Art Toy by Ron English Trunk Elephant Gold Art Toy by Ron English

    Ron English Trunk Elephant Gold Art Toy by Ron English

    Trunk Elephant Gold Limited Edition Vinyl Art Toy Collectible Artwork by street graffiti artist Ron English. 2020 Gold Variant Limited Edition New In Box. This 6" vinyl figure comes with a removable hairpiece designed by Ron English.

    $246.00

  • The Gipper Ultra Violence Silver Art Toy by Frank Kozik

    Frank Kozik The Gipper Ultra Violence Silver Art Toy by Frank Kozik

    The Gipper Ultra-Violence- Silver Limited Edition Vinyl Art Toy Collectible Artwork by street graffiti artist Frank Kozik. The Gipper Silver Edition Edition size: 50 Size: 16" Material: rotocast vinyl

    $499.00

  • The Gipper Ultra Violence Green Art Toy by Frank Kozik

    Frank Kozik The Gipper Ultra Violence Green Art Toy by Frank Kozik

    The Gipper Ultra-Violence- Green Limited Edition Vinyl Art Toy Collectible Artwork by street graffiti artist Frank Kozik.

    $333.00

  • - Fidel Castro - HPM Acrylic Silkscreen Print by Bobby Hill - Fidel Castro - HPM Acrylic Silkscreen Print by Bobby Hill

    Bobby Hill - Fidel Castro - HPM Acrylic Silkscreen Print by Bobby Hill

    - Fidel Castro - Limited Edition Hand-Embellished Mixed Media Screen Print on 200lbs Heavyweight Paper by Bobby Hill Graffiti Street Artist Modern Pop Art. Each piece is unique and colors, painting, spray paintings made by hand by the artist are random, vary, and you may not receive the exact pictured item! "I use photographic images as the basis for the art, but I would sometimes draw directly on the acetate before I burn the screens to bring out parts of the images I felt were important. Each piece for this run was individually screen printed and hand-painted using a variety of acrylic and other mediums. Take notice of the colors rather than the image, even though that might be difficult to do sometimes. The colors represent what's going on in my life at any given moment." - Bobby Hill

    $153.00

  • The Gipper Ultra Violence Copper Art Toy by Frank Kozik

    Frank Kozik The Gipper Ultra Violence Copper Art Toy by Frank Kozik

    The Gipper Ultra-Violence- Copper Limited Edition Vinyl Art Toy Collectible Artwork by street graffiti artist Frank Kozik. Frank Kozik brings us yet another brilliant bust. You can either stare into the eyes of the devil...err Gipper, or cover them up with a detachable DESTROY sign that comes along with your bust of glory. This exclusive copper colorway will only be available here at Munky King! Get it before he invades the homes of 50 lucky people.

    $499.00

  • The Gipper Ultra Violence Yellow Art Toy by Frank Kozik

    Frank Kozik The Gipper Ultra Violence Yellow Art Toy by Frank Kozik

    The Gipper Ultra-Violence- Yellow Limited Edition Vinyl Art Toy Collectible Artwork by street graffiti artist Frank Kozik.

    $333.00

  • Trunk OG Art Toy by Ron English

    Ron English Trunk OG Art Toy by Ron English

    Trunk OG Limited Edition Vinyl Art Toy Collectible Artwork by street graffiti artist Ron English. This 6" vinyl figure comes with a removable hairpiece designed by Ron English. Edition of 250.

    $159.00

Government & Politics Street Pop Art & Graffiti Artwork

Artistic Commentary on Government and Politics in Street Pop Art

Street pop art and graffiti artwork have long served as a visual language for political discourse and social commentary. The inherently public and accessible nature of these art forms makes them powerful tools for artists to express their views on government and politics. Whether splashed across city walls or displayed in galleries, these works often reflect the artists' perspectives on the political climate, societal issues, and power dynamics. The relationship between government and politics and street pop art is symbiotic. On one hand, the art form often thrives under the radar of official scrutiny, its rebellious streak a response to perceived overreach or authoritarian tendencies. On the other hand, it can serve as a sanctioned medium for political messaging, especially in more liberal societies that embrace public art as a form of civic engagement. Artists utilize this platform to spark debate, challenge authority, and inspire political action, sometimes at significant personal risk.

The Impact of Street Art on Political Expression

Street art's ability to reach a broad audience outside of traditional art venues makes it an incredibly effective means of political expression. Murals and installations often become local landmarks, drawing attention to the issues they portray and making political discourse a part of everyday life. The visual strategies employed by street artists—such as parody, satire, and symbolism—can distill complex political messages into impactful imagery that resonates with the viewer on an intuitive level. The political influence of street pop art and graffiti can be seen in its use by movements seeking to democratize public space and challenge dominant narratives. The art form's agility in adapting to the changing political landscape allows it to address immediate concerns and react to current events faster than traditional forms of political commentary. Its impact is magnified by the advent of social media, where images of political street art can go viral, reaching international audiences and becoming symbols of resistance and solidarity.

Street Pop Art as a Chronicle of Political Change

Over the decades, street pop art has chronicled the ebb and flow of political change from the protest movements of the 1960s to the present day. It often provides historical snapshots of the public sentiment during times of political upheaval. In societies undergoing rapid transformation or conflict, street art can document the aspirations and frustrations of the populace, often serving as a barometer for social tension. This art form also raises questions about the ownership and use of public space. By taking art out of the private realm and into the communal, street artists challenge the idea that government and authorities have ultimate control over visual and cultural expressions in public areas. This act of reclaiming space is a political statement, affirming the right to free expression and participation in the civic dialogue.
In summary, street pop art and graffiti artwork occupy a unique position at the intersection of art, politics, and public discourse. By engaging directly with the community and utilizing public spaces as canvases, these art forms democratize access to political expression and empower individuals and movements to communicate their messages powerfully and poignantly. As governments and politics evolve, so will the art that reflects and often challenges them, maintaining its role as a vital voice in the ongoing conversation about power, policy, and the people.

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