You’ve got to hand it to Banksy, he’s like the proverbial moth to a flame when controversy is in the air.
So it’s wholly unsurprising – but still a welcome move, mind - that he’s got involved in the Occupy London shindig down at St Paul’s. Last night, the camera shy artist presented an exclusive new sculpture to the protestors in front of the cathedral to illustrate his solidarity with the cause.
A re-jigged Monopoly board – with added beggar and requisite dog – it demonstrates that Banksy hasn’t lost his popular touch. In among all the overt social commentary, eagle-eyed Banksy aficionados will spot his subtle nod to graffiti artist Tox. The artist, known as King of the Taggers, was convicted earlier this year of criminal damage and no doubt Banksy feels those who normally occupy the square mile more deserving of time spent locked up.
We wait for Brad Pitt to put a bid in for the artwork any. Moment. NOW.
(Images: PaulSoso soso/ Demotix)