Jack and Jill / Police Kids (Pink) Signed
- Title: Jack and Jill / Police Kids (Pink) Signed
- Medium: Screen print
- Date: 2005
- Edition: 22 AP’s Signed (0 Unsigned)
- Dimensions: 50 x 70 cm
- Published by: POW
- Signature: Signed bottom right, numbered bottom left
Banksy’s ‘Jack and Jill’ was released in 2005 in blue as an edition of 150 signed prints and 200 unsigned prints. Banksy also produced a very small run of 22 signed Artist Proofs in pink that same year.
‘Jack and Jill’ also known as ‘The Police Kids’ depict a boy and a girl, both of grammar-school age, skipping blithely into the foreground. Both children are dressed neatly; they link arms chummily as they skip and she carries a wicker basket with flowers in her other hand.
The children are a pastiche of innocence – except that they wear bulletproof vests with the word “POLICE’ emblazoned across each of their chests. The vests starkly contrast the supposed freedom of childhood with the concerns of many parents and with a militaristic society that feels the need to overbear protection and overstate the presumption of evil.