Media Type:

Graffiti


Title

Of course

Subject

poster

Description

"The army protected the revolution. Of course." Screenprint on paper. This image, part of a series, is an ironic statement, highlighting that, despite the rhetoric, the military did not protect nor support the revolution. The image refers to 'sitt al-banat', the so-called 'blue bra girl' -- the female protester who was beaten and dragged across the floor by military police in December 2011 -- and to the protesters whose eyes were shot out by snipers during the Mohamed Mahmoud clashes in November/December 2011.
Ganzeer became one of the most famous street artists following January 2011, particularly known for his anti-military images. He was forced to flee Egypt in 2014.

Creator

Ganzeer

Publisher

Huffington Post

Date Published

26/01/2016

Rights

Ganzeer

Language

Arabic

Date Created

26/01/2016

Citation

Ganzeer, “Of course,” Politics, Popular Culture and the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, accessed August 12, 2020, https://egyptrevolution2011.ac.uk/items/show/66.

Output Formats


Media

ganzeer.jpg