Eyes blacked out on the magazine

When I first saw and took the photo of this image months ago, my first interpretation was that it was some type of statement about being blind, and because it was stenciled on a page from a magazine (in German, no less) that itwas also making a statement of print media’s effect on its readers. However, I think that this is referring to the practice of blacking out the eyes of people in photos. I’ve always found this a strange practice. After all, if someone has other distinguishing facial features, surely he/she will be recognized. Or maybe not.
And has the magazine-canvas simply been used to increase visibility on an over-painted surface, or is there some deeper meaning?