Dorothy Police Search

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Dorothy Police Search is a commentary on travel that Banksy painted in 2007. Rendered in mostly black and white, we see a picture of a policeman searching Totos basket, with Dorothy watching. Toto sits off to the side. Only the officers latex gloves are in color. The background is a light gray color.

What an American picture! The heart of the country is being taken over by fear. The policeman checking Totos basket wears gloves in the unlikely chance there is something awful inside. Dorothy is just a simple country girl; she just wants to go home. She cannot imagine what the officer may be looking for, but her baggage is being searched. Toto, almost forgotten, sits watching the officer look into his basket. The gray background questions the legality of the search.

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