Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Banksy on the Brain


My husband is trying to get his hands on something.. anything of Banksy's before he becomes like other artists... impossible for us to afford!
So let's enjoy a bit of Banksy for free. Wouldn't you enjoy this darling maid spraypainted at random points of LA instead of the grafitti we usually see?

Here's an example of pieces he's done...

He portrayed Queen Elizabeth II as a chimpanzee... created a print with the Pulp Fiction pair wielding bananas instead of guns. On the anniversary of the September 11th attacks, he placed an inflatable Guantanamo Bay prisoner doll on the Thunder Mountain Railroad ride at Disneyland.

Oh yeah he spraypainted "Mind the Crap" on the steps of the Tate Britain museum. ("Mind the Gap" is everywhere so you don't trip getting onto the subway)

Here in LA, he painted an elephant to match a room of the same pattern... I'm sure I don't need to explain.

3 comments:

suzannemarques said...

oops.. i wrote tate britain. i guess i was tired.

The Sporting Life Society said...

I saw a story on his work on CBS Sunday Morning...very cool

suzannemarques said...

i want to see that episode! i only know bits from the web & local coverage.

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