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Banksy's artwork gets Simpsons makeover

Round 2: The retaliation

Banksy's artwork gets Simpsons makeover
Danielle de Wolfe
18 October 2010

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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