"Dolk" is the pseudonym for Norway's most famous street artist. His real identity is unknown, but he has admitted to coming from Bergen. According to Wikipedia, his motives are often pop-cultural references put into a humoristic or critical context. His works can be seen on walls in many cities around the world, such as Bergen, Berlin, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Oslo, Lisbon, Stockholm, London, Prague and Melbourne. His main inspiration in art is said to be the British artist "Banksy".
He has lately moved into galleries and also done several commission works.
The work above is one of his most famous and is called "Spray". Wikipedia has this to say ablout it:
"The work "Spray" is a twist on the iconic picture taken by Eddie Adams during the Vietnam War where general Nguyễn Ngọc Loan executes the Vietcong prisoner of war Nguyễn Văn Lém with a head shot. Dolk have changed the head with a flower, and the revolver with a spray bottle. In Bergen city this work was preserved in 2009 by the local government by framing it in protective glass."
Here you can see for yourself how this piece of street art looks through a bit of "protective armour". Personally, I feel that some of the original purpose is gone.
He has his own WEB-site at dolk.no
This is my contribution to: «The Weekend in B & W»
Have a nice Week-End!