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.
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:
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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