Monday, September 11, 2006

"if you want an audience, start a fight"

Disneyland visitors were greeted by a blow up doll dressed up as a Guantanamo Bay inmate wearing a bright orange jumper and black hood at the Rocky Mountain Railroad ride. The piece stayed up for an hour and half before staff shut down the ride to remove it. The culprit? None other than the enigmatic world famous guerilla artist Banksy, whose political and social pieces have graced the walls of the West Bank to San Francisco's Haight Street. He's even snuck his paintings into famous museums such as the Louvre in Paris.

Last week Banksy, who calls himself a "guerrilla artist", hit out at hotel heiress Paris Hilton.

He tampered with hundreds of her new albums in music stores, replacing her CD with his own remixes and giving the tracks titles such as Why Am I Famous?, What Have I Done? and What Am I For?

He also changed pictures of her on the sleeve to show her topless and with a dog’s head. Click here for the full article

The man's a genius, and a legend in the street art world; he was named Esquire's 2005 Artist of the Year. Check out his site:


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