Black Eye Girl

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This example of paste-up street art on Ludlow St. in the Lower East Side of New York forces the viewer to consider the issue with the image of a child victim of violence. The piece is a drawing of a little girl’s disembodied head, her right eye blackened and her nose drips blood as if she had been struck. The illustration style of the picture is like that of a children’s book, which makes the image all the more disturbing and effective. What’s more, the drawing is pasted on the wall of a tenement building across from a large public school. Has the girl been atacked by school bullies?

Ivan Corsa Photo