Friday, 26 June 2009

Banksy Vs. Bristol Museum


This afternoon, we went to see the Banksy takeover of Bristol Museum. We know the museum well, and it was fascinating to see how it looked after being Banksy'd.

The museum is littered with 'new' exhibits by a 'local artist', and these range from the ridiculous to the sublime, all done with an edge of social comment and dry wit.

If you haven't been, but are thinking of doing so - Go. It's brilliant.

Here's his 'Flight to Egypt':

And the incredibly moving 'I hate Mondays':


A quick google image search will give you a flavour of the exhibits, so I won't reproduce more here, but to do justice to the exhibition it simply has to be seen in situ.

1 comment:

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