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Monday, April 14, 2008

bansky strikes: one nation under cctv


Even though museums like Tate Modern are embracing graffiti as a legitimate artistic medium, top dogs like Bansky still have to sneak around to get their art--and their message--out to the world.

Over the weekend Bansky, and others, managed to pull off a three story graffiti piece that said "One Nation Under CCTV". The "stunt", believed to be maybe his biggest work in London, is a critique on the Big Brother-ish-ness of CCTV, the camera system meant to monitor civilians in the UK. Ironically, the work was placed right under a CCTV camera. If they're going to install widespread surveillance, you think it'd at least work. I'm not complaining, though.

The very next day Bansky and his crew removed the painting, again without the CCTV camera noticing.

Viral messages at their most brilliant.

(More pics via Flickr)

2 comments:

comoprozac said...

Apparently, we're in the same boat. How about we go and graffiti our displeasure on the columns?

Lauren Kilberg said...

Bansky is brilliant. If you have not yet been to the Wooster Collective website, you should check it out.

 
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