by Icon

Illegal Alien


Illegal Alien by ICON (2012) / Spray paint on board / 80 x 130 cm.

Illegal Alien is a piece that appropriates the image of E.T. from Spielberg’s iconic blockbuster, turning him into a graffiti artist for the film’s 30th anniversary year. This reinvention of images from popular culture is a common theme running through iCON’s street art. This is an effective example, with the red colour of the background and E.T.’S Afghan scarf emphasising the mood of rebellion and danger present in this image. iCON also includes social commentary in this piece, with an ‘illegal alien’ being the legal term for an illegal immigrant.

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