The Real Banksy
What I’ve done here is paint someone doing a street picture - ironic because I do street pictures myself - but instead of a hooded youth… it’s an old lady!
To extend the metaphor I took the slogan “keep Britain tidy” and use that instead of something rude. Basically, old ladies do think that slogan is good so that bit is accurate, but also it’s a commentary on how graffiti is seen as untidy when actually it’s often some of the cleverest “advertising” out there! You’ll laugh when you get it.
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What I’ve done here is paint someone doing a street picture - ironic because I do street pictures myself - but instead of a hooded youth… it’s an old lady!

To extend the metaphor I took the slogan “keep Britain tidy” and use that instead of something rude. Basically, old ladies do think that slogan is good so that bit is accurate, but also it’s a commentary on how graffiti is seen as untidy when actually it’s often some of the cleverest “advertising” out there! You’ll laugh when you get it.

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And this is quite simply two queer policemen kissing. Lovely.
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And this is quite simply two queer policemen kissing. Lovely.

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What I’ve done here is stencilled the phrase “what’re you looking at?” in front of a CCTV camera that has been turned to face a wall. Basically it’s a comment on the, ah, pervasiveness of CCTV in our society.
Also, in England young lads who don’t know any better will often say “what are you looking at” to someone right before they mug them. So it’s a clever double meaning.
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What I’ve done here is stencilled the phrase “what’re you looking at?” in front of a CCTV camera that has been turned to face a wall. Basically it’s a comment on the, ah, pervasiveness of CCTV in our society.

Also, in England young lads who don’t know any better will often say “what are you looking at” to someone right before they mug them. So it’s a clever double meaning.

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This, as you can probably see, is a tiger escaping from a barcode. What I was going for here is actually pretty complex, it’s really two ideas. 
Firstly, that we’re all animals underneath (humans are descended from monkeys) so the tiger is like a person. Also I really like tigers, I saw a documentary about them and they are fascinating creatures.
Secondly, the barcode represents consumerism and capitalism and people buying stuff so really if the tiger is a person I’m showing someone breaking free from the ‘rat race’ and as you may know the rat race is something that really pees me off!
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This, as you can probably see, is a tiger escaping from a barcode. What I was going for here is actually pretty complex, it’s really two ideas. 

Firstly, that we’re all animals underneath (humans are descended from monkeys) so the tiger is like a person. Also I really like tigers, I saw a documentary about them and they are fascinating creatures.

Secondly, the barcode represents consumerism and capitalism and people buying stuff so really if the tiger is a person I’m showing someone breaking free from the ‘rat race’ and as you may know the rat race is something that really pees me off!

Click the picture for a special Banksy surprise…