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Banksy's artwork gets Simpsons makeover


Remember Banksy's opening sequence from The Simpsons? Well London street art group JBOY have hit back with this, a reworking of Banksy's Keith Haring tribute.

The original artwork, in South London's Bermondsey area was Bristol-born Banksy's nod to artist and social activist Keith Haring and appeared only last week. On the end of the leash was a dog in Haring's unmistakable style. It was the second time in recent history that another artist's style of canine has been incorporated into a Banksy work. In 2010 a Jeff Koons poodle appeared in a work in Los Angeles.

And since Bansky created the opening sequence to a recent episode of The Simpsons, JBOY decided to give the Haring offering a makeover.

"We had complaints, compliments, old ladies with blue bags were frustrated, the bird on twitter turned it's nose up." Explains JBOY. " It was only seen by art geeks and people who thought that we had ruined Banksy. The timing could not have been better - so we hijacked [Banks's Keith Haring tribute] and made it how Banksy should have done it. Props to Mr B though, he is a modern art phenomenon. It's just he missed a trick that day."

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