Graffiti artist Banksy pulls off most audacious stunt to date - despite being watched by CCTV
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. (Banksy, 2008)
Banksy Death Art It's startling, but there is a point to it. Banksy often touches on very political subjects - to raise awareness about what is truly going on in society. But it is easy to interpret his work to mean other things. For example - this piece focuses on children and their innocence (depicted through the pink butterflies - which are predominantly used to represent blood and death) but also war and culpability through suicide.
“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?”
I have been captivated by this picture since I first saw it in a German newspaper years ago. It says so much. My message is this: "If you are looking to make a difference, to give your life purpose, choose your weapon wisely! The most obvious choice might not be the most effective one." JR Tate Modern, London