Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Banksy strikes again.

From the UK Daily Mail.

Banksy pulled off an audacious stunt to produce what is believed to be his biggest work yet in central London.

The secretive graffiti artist managed to erect three storeys of scaffolding behind a security fence despite being watched by a CCTV camera.

Then, during darkness and hidden behind a sheet of polythene, he painted this comment on 'Big Brother' society.

Yesterday the scaffolding gang returned to remove all evidence - again without the camera operator stopping them.

The work, above a Post Office yard in Newman Street near Oxford Circus, shows a small boy, watched by a security guard, painting the words: 'One nation under CCTV.'

Andrew Newman, 35, a businessman from Dulwich, who works locally, said: 'It was only on Sunday morning that the Post Offices guys realised what had happened.'


Casey Brewer said...

Dude is amazing.

chris liakos said...

yeah, this shit's bananas. But I wonder how much he relies strictly on "dark of night" tactics. Or are brits dumber than once believed?

No offense to any dirty brits who may read superbeast.

R. Falch said...

This dude gets permission for most of his stunts, so when the cops run up on him he has letters from the neighborhood council.

This is nice though.

Not sure of Close Circuit TV actually records anymore either...