Pulp Fiction is one of Banksy's most famous works, and for good reason. It dares to paint a different picture of the scene. Instead of war, there is humour; instead of metal casings strewn around the pavement, we see colorfully packaged chips and candy; and instead of two smoking guns raised high in the air, there is a box of bright yellow M&Ms beaming up at us.
Banksy's work challenges our notions of war and violence by turning it into something mundane, harmless, and even laughable. His use of satirical humour in Pulp Fiction further exposes the absurdity of war, as well as suggests that violence is just another source of entertainment.
However, Banksy's use of color also ties in with his statement that "War is never really funny, but it contains the seeds of humor". When banksy depicts violence using bright colors, he is showing how soldiers are still humans at heart – even during war.
Pulp Fiction costs over $100,000 USD in auction.
Pulp Fiction The title of Banksy's work is a clear nod to the famous film Pulp Fiction , which won four Academy Awards in 1994 for Best Picture, Best Director (Quentin Tarantino), Best Original Screenplay (Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary), and Best Supporting Actor (Samuel L. Jackson). Pulp Fiction , directed by Quentin Tarantino, is a neo-noir crime film which tells the story of two hit men (John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson) who are given a mysterious briefcase to deliver to their boss Marsellus Wallace (Ving Rhames). Pulp Fiction is known for its non-linear narrative structure, in which the plot jumps back and forth between separate storylines. It also received criticism for its graphic depictions of violence (a few scenes are incredibly shocking), as well as a scene featuring two hit men having a conversation about foot massages while a man lies dead on the ground