The latest by Banksy

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We want to keep you well rounded lovers of design and the arts so here is the latest from England’s famed graffiti artist Banksy.

According to Sky News“The creation, in Gillett Square, Hackney, shows a child dressed in urban clothing, carrying a boombox and a teddy bear.  It is the first work attributed to since October last year and the first in the UK since the anonymous artist painted the words ‘One Nation Under CCTV’ in central London in April 2008.”

Note the air vent incorporated as the stereo speaker and the break dance mat painted on the ground in front.

“He has also decorated Israel’s West Bank barrier and a series of locations in the hurricane-devastated US city of New Orleans.”

Who is Banksy?According to Wikipedia:

Banksy is a well-known pseudo-anonymous English graffiti artist. He is believed to be a native of Yate, South Gloucestershire, near Bristol and to have been born in 1974, but there is substantial public uncertainty about his identity and personal and biographical details. According to Tristan Manco, Banksy “was born in 1974 and raised in Bristol, England. The son of a photocopier engineer, he trained as a butcher but became involved in graffiti during the great Bristol aerosol boom of the late 1980s.” His artworks are often-satirical pieces of art on topics such as politics, culture, and ethics. His street art, which combines graffiti writing with a distinctive stencilling technique, is similar to Blek le Rat, who began to work with stencils in 1981 in Paris and members of the anarcho-punk band Crass who maintained a graffiti stencil campaign on the London Tube System in the late 1970s and early 1980s. His art has appeared in cities around the world. Banksy’s work was born out of the Bristol underground scene which involved collaborations between artists and musicians.
[Source + Photos: Sky News]

One response

  1. Hi – very interesting reading about Banksy on here. We are based in Bristol, UK and there are some very interesting pieces of Banksy art around the city. To pay homage to the man we have put together a collection of prints on our website, http://www.modern-canvas-art.com

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