Art

Banksy

With the heavy emphasis on war and politics in the recent posts, I thought a little Banksy with “his” (I use “his” loosely since Banksy’s identity remains unknown) illegal, subversive and, most importantly, anti-establishment art would serve delightfully well as a transition back to lighter fare on The Velvet Rocket.

Banksy was first brought to my attention when I noticed the piece pictured below while walking through central London with some classmates.

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The Westminster City Council stated in October 2008 that the work “One Nation Under CCTV”, will be painted over as it is graffiti. The council says it will remove any graffiti, regardless of the reputation of its creator, and specifically stated that Banksy has no more right to paint graffiti than a child.

I took the picture above, but can claim no credit for those featured below.  Hopefully, you can get past this and enjoy them all the same:

haveaniceday

rickshaw2 banksy

banksy-papers1

kissing-police

crudeoil

new-banksy

feeling5

cctv

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stopandsearch

applause3

plate01

saleend

banksy-cone-star

banksy-barcode

balloongirl

banksy-beggar

banksy-christ-shopping

banksy-cnd-soldiers

artprint05

banksy-famine

banksy-friendly-fire

banksy-frisk

banksy-graffiti-removal

banksy-hoodie

banksy-isreal-frisk

banksy-jack-and-jill

banksy-kids-on-guns

banksy-paris

banksy-terrorist

banksy-morons

hitchhiker

monkey

welcometolondon

banksy-jungle-book

city-of-angels

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banksy-ghost-ship

toxic-rat

soldier-with-spray-can

banksy-pledge-of-allegiance

banksy-traffic-cones

banksy-tow

banksy_graffiti_181

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banksy-rat1

banksy-self-help

parachute-cow

letthemeatcrack1

society2

howdoyoulikeyoureggs-banksy

crayon-boy-banksy

thomas banksy

Banksy gasbird

la_flag banksy

nofuture Banksy

david by banksy

haringdog banksy

luxuryloft banksy

dreams banksy

trees banksy

trespassing banksy

banksy-oh-my-god

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4 thoughts on “Banksy

  1. Many of these graffiti have a strong message. I generally don’t like writings of walls, especially if they talk about sport, love or politics. These drawings, instead, want to communicate something, they underline some sad realities of our society, and they are dramatically true.

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