Banksy

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Banksy is a graffiti and stencil artist from Great Britain.


Gallery[edit]

"Say it with Flowers" - uploaded on flickr by BitBoy
uploaded on flickr by BitBoy




Confirmed art stunts by Banksy[edit]

from Wikipedia:Bansky

  • At London Zoo, he climbed into the penguin enclosure and painted 'We're bored of fish' in two metre high letters.
  • At Bristol Zoo, he left the message 'Keeper smells - Boring Boring Boring' in the elephant enclosure.
  • In January 2001, he traveled to the areas controlled by the Zapatista Army of National Liberation in Chiapas, Mexico, and in sign of solidarity with their movement, he painted some murals with scenes depicting the struggle and also made stencils on the walls of San Cristóbal de las Casas.[2]
  • He put up a subverted painting in London's Tate Britain gallery.
  • In May 2005 Banksy's version of primitive cave painting depicting a human figure hunting wildlife whilst pushing a shopping trolley was found hanging in the British Museum. Upon discovery, the museum actually added it to their permanent collection.[1]
  • In August 2005, Banksy painted 9 images on the Palestinian side of the Israeli West Bank barrier, including an image of a ladder going up and over the wall and an image of children digging a hole through the wall. [2]
  • In April 2006, Banksy created a sculpture based on a crumpled red phone box with a pickaxe in its side, apparently bleeding, and placed it in a street in Soho. It was later removed by Westminster Council. BT released a press release, which said: "This is a stunning visual comment on BT's transformation from an old-fashioned telecommunications company into a modern communications services provider."[3]
"caught with his trousers down", Bristol - uploaded on flickr by chesswithdeath
  • In June 2006, Banksy stencilled an image of a naked man hanging out of a bedroom window on a wall in central Bristol, England. The image sparked some controversy, with the Bristol City Council leaving it up to the public to decide whether it should stay or go. After an internet discussion in which 97% (all but 6 people) supported the stencil, the city council decided it would be left on the building. [4]
  • In August/September 2006, Banksy replaced up to 500 copies of Paris Hilton's debut album, Paris, in 48 different UK record stores with his own cover art and remixes by Danger Mouse. Music tracks were given titles such as "Why am I Famous?", "What Have I Done?" and "What Am I For?". Several copies of the CD were purchased by the public before stores were able to remove them, some going on to be sold for as much as £750 on online auction websites. The cover art depicted Paris Hilton digitally altered to appear topless. Other pictures feature her with a dog's head replacing her own, and one of her stepping out of a luxury car, edited to include a group of homeless people, which included the caption 90% of success is just showing up. [5], [6]
  • In September 2006, Banksy dressed an inflatable doll in the manner of a Guantanamo Bay detainment camp prisoner (orange jumpsuit, black hood, and handcuffs) and then placed the figure within the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad ride at Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, California. (see pics here: [7])


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