Banksy in London

Banksy is an unknown graffiti artist based out of the United Kingdom. His identity is known by a few individuals who act as representatives of the artist. His art is supposed to be non-commercial and convey some sort of statement. Whether this is attack against police brutality, dangers of capitalism, even against the war, Banksy is not afraid to make his statement known.

I decided earlier this week to go on a scavenger hunt to find some of the artist’s work and get pictures of them. The trip lead me to some odd places but you gotta do what you gotta do. The most challenging would have to be the “I Love London (King) Robbo“. This piece was about the size of two laptops screens and was hidden behind a car. On top of that it was covered up a little bit more by an orange traffic cone. The only one I missed that I wanted to see was the one of the man walking the dog. Many speculate this is Banksy’s homage to the artist Keith Haring. This dog is drawn in the signature styling of Haring. This art piece is on the side of a cafe but has been boarded up. In an article they said the owners wanted to preserve the work. Although I missed on that one there were a total of four I got to see!

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Cash Machine, Rosebery Avenue, EC1
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‘Always Fail’ rat, Farringdon Road, EC1

 

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“Portrait of Basquiat being welcomed by the Metropolitan police – an (unofficial) collaboration with the new Basquiat show.”

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